Portland: Benjamin C Peck, 1855. First edn. 8vo, pp. 60. Bound in yellow printed wraps, some foxing and toning, a very good copy. Item #57411
The Portland Rum Riot, also called the Maine Law Riot, was a brief but violent period of civil unrest that occurred in Portland, Maine on June 2, 1855, in response to the Maine law which prohibited the sale and manufacture of alcohol in the state from 1851.