Location: Bowdoin / Sarah F. McMahon


Sarah F. McMahon

Associate Professor of History

Contact Information


Hubbard Hall - 11

Sarah McMahon


A.B. Wellesley College
Ph.D. Brandeis University

Office Hours

Course Syllabi, Reading Guides, and Resources

  Teaching Oral Communication:
  History 12, Utopia: Intentional Communities
  in America, 1630-1977

  Consultants for Teaching:
  Faculty Members Develop Program of Teaching Support

History 247 Service Learning Project

  Maine Matters:  Exploring Local, Mid-Coast, and Maine History

  The Home Front:
   Bowdoin and Brunswick Before the War

Sarah McMahon offers survey courses on colonial and early national US social history and thematic courses—both surveys and seminars—on family and community, women, utopia, and Maine environmental history.  Her articles on the history of diet and the culture of food in New England and the Midwest have been published in Historical Methods, William and Mary Quarterly, Agricultural History, and in essay collections on early American technology and Midwestern women.  Her current research focuses on change and continuity (ecological, economic, social, and cultural) in Harpswell, a mid-coast Maine farming, fishing, and maritime community, and situates the community in its local, regional, and national context, 1840-1900.

Hubbard Hall

  Hubbard Library—Bowdoin College, Brunswick. Me.  (c. 1907)

Bowdoin 1907

  Bowdoin College  (1907)