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Put In Their Place: Criminalizing the Other In Early New England

February 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm EST


Preregistration (below) is required to receive the Zoom link for this program.

Lincoln County’s history is full of stories of valour, civic leaders, and enterprising community builders. 

But the area’s history was also shaped by thieves, murderers, ladies of the night, and others accused of crimes here. Then, as today, criminalization intersects with social issues like race, gender, and class. In this talk, Aimée Keithan delves into the people behind the crimes. Using Jailer’s Accounts to place the accused within the physical environment of the Wiscasset Old Jail, she shares how social biases impacted prisoners’ lives, and begins to restore the humanity and stories of individuals who history has suppressed. 


About our Speaker:


Aimée Keithan, Ph.D. is a buildings archaeologist and architectural historian, currently working as Pejepscot History Center’s Museum Services Manager in Brunswick. She has held research fellowships at George Washington’s Mount Vernon and the Preservation of Newport County in Rhode Island. Her research focuses on using the material culture of architecture to reveal the history of marginalized populations. 



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February 16, 2023
5:30 pm EST