Sharon Cummins does a great job packing some of the history of Maine statehood into a short article.
Though mostly written with Wells's longtime opposition to statehood in mind, the piece does a great job touching upon the underappreciated Coasting Law and the politics that surrounded Mainers' drive for independence. Just one quibble: Her explanation of "Brunswick Arithmetic" is too vague and undefined, so I'll have to brush up on my Ronald Banks to fully understand the controversy again.
Nevertheless, a must-read.
- John C.L. Morgan