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Rebecca Pritchard in Portland

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Tue, 05/14/2019 - 5:43pm

Please come by our Portland location to meet Rebecca Pritchard and get a signed copy of her book Jeremiah Hacker: Journalist, Anarchist, Abolitionist on Saturday, June 8th at 11:30AM. This is a fascinating book about a little known Maine journalist who published The Pleasure Boat, Maine's most controversial and radical newspaper. He worked for many 19th century causes, including women's rights, abolition, land reform, and prison reform. He was inspired by his Quaker backround and took a pacifist stance during the Civil War. Stop by and get this book about a fascinating character from Maine history.

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Rebecca M. Pritchard studied writing at the Salt Institute in Portland, Maine, and American & New England Studies at the University of Southern Maine. In school, she became interested in the stories buried in old newspapers and spent her time in libraries poring over their wrinkled pages. She has worked for the Maine Historical Society, the Abbe Museum, and Acadia National Park. She lives with her husband and daughter in Bar Harbor, Maine where she writes for The Mount Desert Islander. This is her first book.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Event address: 
49 Exchange Street
Portland, ME 04101