History Professors Interviewed by News Center Maine in Special Collections

Professor Mary Freeman sharing items with Don Carrigan of News Center Maine

UMaine History Professors Liam Riordan and Mary Freeman were interviewed in Special Collections by Don Carrigan of News Center Maine as part of a special series, Maine Turns 200.  Items from Special Collections and several other archives from around the state were featured in Carrigan’s segment, “In January 1820, Maine petitioned Congress for statehood.”  Carrigan, Freeman, and Riordan all explain how slavery, and the Missouri Compromise, relate to Maine’s statehood.