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Local history, Immigrant communities, Immigration, LGBTQ Plus, Winter recreation, Micmac, Maliseet, Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Basketmaking


Human Ecology | Social and Cultural Anthropology | Sociology of Culture | Work, Economy and Organizations


SALT Omnibus 2000.


  • 8 Engine House Locomotives are unforgiving beasts to repair. The men in the engine house know they’d as soon crush you as look at you.
  • 18 The Infiltration of Hip Hop Hip Hop comes to Maine via New York
  • 24 Heirs of the Damariscotta People along the Damariscotta River’s path to the coast value its unspoiled water and vistas. Development is the threat.
  • 40 Best of Both Worlds Intercultural families in southern Maine. A photo essay.
  • 48 Snowmobile Town Jackman, Maine, is a busy hub for snowmobiling, which ahs lifted the border town out of its wintertime economic slump.
  • 60 A Life in Motion Elizabeth Shames is the oldest member of an intergenerational dance group called “perennial Effects.” It keeps her in motion.
  • 70 Bridging Two Worlds Bosnian refugees in Maine are caught between the world they fled and the world they are building for themselves.
  • 86 Something Old, Something New Bridal shops in Maine. A photo essay.
  • 92 Pounding Ash “By the rhythm, we know who is pounding ash,” say Maine’s Indian nations. Making brown ash baskets was their livelihood.
  • 102 It Was a Day Like This Living with AIDS was an odyssey that took all their love and humor. The story of Jeff and Anna and Frankie Jellis.
  • 112 Women in Business Four Portland women who run their own business.
  • 124 County Eastern Listen to the beat and watch the feet in Maine’s bottle clubs, where country music is more eastern than western.
  • 136 Women are So Beautiful Muslim women should cover themselves because “women are so beautiful.” Muslim women in Maine. A photo essay.


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Portland, Maine



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