2020 Fall


GOOD WIVES AND SUBTLE WARRIORS – Finding Maine’s Early Frontier Women

Instructor: Rebecca Graham

Tuesday • 9/22/20 • 1:00-2:30 PM

Class size 5-24 students
24 seats remaining
Location: Zoom

This talk will examine the not-so-subtle power of the Scots-Irish women in Maine and NH whose resistance to authority, economic diversification and indigenous cooperation created peace zones around one frontier town. Classroom

Rebecca Graham is the President of the Maine Ulster Scots Project, joining John Mann in his efforts in 2008 through her archaeological research project on the 1718 Cork Settlement with Barry H. Rodrigue. A graduate of The University of Southern Maine, Ulster University’s Transitional Justice Institute, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, Venice Italy, Rebecca works in the area of democratic governance and electoral evaluation internationally, and legislative advocacy in Maine. Her most recent work, 1718-2018; Reflections on 300 years of Scots Irish in Maine, focuses on the legacy, impact, and family stories of this early migration from north of the island of Ireland.