Involuntary Americans: Scottish Prisoners in Early Colonial Maine

6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Not all of Maine’s earliest European settlers came voluntarily. Dr. Carol Gardner joins us to talk about her book, “Involuntary Americans: Scottish Prisoners in Early Colonial Maine,” a true tale the more than 400 prisoners of war who were brought to Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts against their wills in 1650-1651. 

Here’s more about our presenter!
Carol Gardner has more than 30 years’ experience as a writer, journalist and communicator. She earned a Ph.D. in English from Johns Hopkins University, taught at Johns Hopkins, Wake Forest, and Florida State Universities, and has published both fiction and nonfiction pieces in a wide variety of books and periodicals, including the World of Baseball series, BluePlanet QuarterlyNorthwest ReviewBaltimore ReviewPotomac ReviewThe Women’s Review of BooksPortland Press Herald, and The Washington Post. She is a past winner of a Maryland Individual Artists Award. She lives in Alna, Maine.