|During the American Revolution, citizens in what was then the Province
of Maine experienced tremendous hardship, shifting loyalties, huge losses
of property and land, and dramatic population shifts.
Maine had been the theater of intermittent warfare for nearly 100 years
starting in 1675 with King Phillips’ War and ending only in 1763 when
peace was finally reached with the French.
Once the wars were concluded, the British demanded that the Americans
contribute to the costs of defending and administering the expanded
empire. They imposed a series of taxes on their colonists, without giving
the colonists representation in Parliament. Patriots in Maine were some of
the first Americans to rebel.
Follow the links below to find out more about the American
Revolution in Maine:
THE DEFENCE | THE EASTERN FRONTIER |
THE CASTINE LOYALISTS
INTERVIEWS | TRANSCRIPT |