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Object Name Book
Accession number WHC 2014.42
Title Maine in the Northeastern Boundary Controversy
Summary History of Maine's role in the Northeastern Boundary Controversy between the United States and Great Britain concerning the Maine–New Brunswick boundary. The treaty of 1783 ending the American Revolution had described the northeastern boundary of the United States as running due north from the source of the St. Croix River to the highlands dividing the St. Lawrence River tributaries and the Atlantic Ocean, and along those highlands to the northwesternmost head of the Connecticut River. In 1839 the dispute led to the so-called Aroostook War, a conflict between inhabitants of New Brunswick and Maine, which produced strained relations between the United States and Great Britain. The long-standing controversy was ended with the Webster-Ashburton Treaty (1842).
Collection Maine History Collection
Author Burrage, Henry S.
Publisher Maine Printing House
Published Date 1919
Published Place Portland, Maine
Catalog Number WHC 2014.42
Call# Maine 974.1 Bur
Physical Description 25 cm., 398 pages, index, table of contents, illustrations.
Subjects Boundaries
International relations
Search Terms Aroostook War
Great Britain