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Elizabeth Sheehan is an Anthropologist trained at the University of Connecticut. She works as an academic and Special Education tutor for several southern Maine school districts. With the support of friends and colleagues at the Maine Historical Society and the History Department at University of Southern Maine, she has furthered her intellectual interests through demographic and ethnohistorical projects at the Maine Historical Society notably a study of Famine-era refugees in Portland's Western Cemetery, Lemira Pennell and womens agency in nineteenth-century Maine (presented at the Maine Humanities Council Meeting) and topics involving nineteenth-century Quakers in Maine .