Maine and the Disputed Territory

Collection: Smith Collection

Name: Maine and the Disputed Territory


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Notes: Verso in pencil: "Extracted from: The Family Magazine, V.6, pt. 2 [1838]".

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Dimensions: 20 x 15 cm

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Historical Context: Maine?s northern boundaries, the U.S. northeastern boundary, remained contested after the Revolutionary War. The dispute heated up in the 1830s and led to the military stand-off known as the Aroostook War. The real threat of war led the U.S. and Britain finally to compromise on the boundary in the 1842 Treaty of Washington, better known as the Webster-Ashburton Treaty. As with most political compromises, it was universally despised. The keen interest in the affair generated many maps on both sides of the Atlantic. Many of the maps accompanied newspaper or magazine articles and few have survived.

OCLC: 47709828

Accession Number: SM-1838-28



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