Progress, Stability, and the Struggle for Equality

A Ramble Through the Early Years of Maine Law, 1820-1920

by Hugh G. E. MacMahon

Hugh MacMahon“[A] remarkable first, perceptively illuminating Maine’s exciting first century of creative and evolving jurisprudence. It clearly cannot fail to reward lawyers with its thoughtful accounts of the origins and backgrounds of rules, decisions, and laws…. It should attract the general reader as well. It is lively, reflecting on the tensions between long established rules and changes in values and conditions wrought by time. There are inspiring stories about prophetic dissents heralding the future…. [A] delightful look into a past we should cherish.”
—Frank M. Coffin, Retired Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

“In telling the story of case law development on selected subjects during the first century of our State, Hugh MacMahon with a personal touch shows us the great reader pleasure and professional value to be gained from legal history.” —Vincent L. McKusick, Retired Chief Justice, Supreme Judicial Court of Maine

About the Author

Hugh MacMahon, a resident of Falmouth, Maine, practiced law for many years with the firm of Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon in Portland, Maine. Now retired from active practice, he remains affiliated with the firm in an of counsel capacity. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and has taught courses as a lecturer at the University of Maine School of Law.

Paperback: 376 pages, photographs, indexed
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. (2009)
ISBN-13: 978-0966401547

Services Provided:

Cover Design
Book Design and layout
Preparation for traditional book printing

Ordering Information

Available on Amazon