Contesting History in 1899 : The Old Goal in York, Maine

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

Date

1995

GUSN

GUSN-169692

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Description

As illustrated by the Old Gaol at York, Maine, a preserved monument sometimes has a way of persuading the public to view history in a skewed, one-sided way. Restored using the money of the upper-class summer residents of York in the early-20th century, Kevin D. Murphy looks at the Old Gaol and raises the question of just whose history was being preserved, and what the motives behind it were.

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Additional Identification Number

Article ID 64

Collection Code

SC001

Collection Name

Old-Time New England

Reference Code

SC001.1995.073.260.001

Abstract

As illustrated by the Old Gaol at York, Maine, a preserved monument sometimes has a way of persuading the public to view history in a skewed, one-sided way. Restored using the money of the upper-class summer residents of York in the early-20th century, Kevin D. Murphy looks at the Old Gaol and raises the question of just whose history was being preserved, and what the motives behind it were.

Date Notes

Volume 73, Number 260 (Fall 1995)

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Record Details

Originator

Kevin D. Murphy (Author)

Publications Referencing This Collection

(1995). Old Time New England. Boston, Mass.: Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Description Level

Item

Place of Publication

Boston, Mass.

Publisher

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities

Publisher Series

Old Time New England