Friday, May 24, 2013

Speaking with Island Institute about coastal Maine's historical legacy

Earlier this month, I sat down for a brief but enjoyable on-camera chat with Tom Groening, the longtime Bangor Daily News reporter who now heads the Island Institute's news and media operations.

The interview -- part of the institute's "On the record" series -- posted last night, and includes a generous introduction from Groening. (Thanks!) In the four minute edit, I'm discussing some key elements of Maine's historical/cultural legacy that inform and inflame our peculiar "native v from away" tensions and lasting Massaphobia, a colonial people's aversion to things of, by, and from (imperial) Massachusetts.

Enjoy. And if you want to know more about this, please pick up my second book, The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier (Viking, 2004).

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