The Legacy of Malaga Island and the Limits of Maine’s Progressivism
Once a mixed-race fishing community, the island is now empty, showing the gap between the state’s history and what it professes to be.
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Something unexpected cracks me open every year: Tonight, it was my daughter, recognizing the name I’d given her because I couldn’t give her the woman herself.
We’d denounce the marches and torches and chants. When that moment passed, we’d continue to live with the ghosts of our country’s peculiar legacy.