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Boundaries : how the Mason-Dixon line settled a family feud & divided a nation

Author: Sally M Walker
Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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Traces the history of the Mason-Dixon Line as reflected by family feuds, exploration, scientific advancement and the cultural conflicts between America's northern and southern states.
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Genre/Form: Children's nonfiction
Juvenile works
History
1190L
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Charles Mason; Charles Mason; Jeremiah Dixon; Charles Mason; Charles Mason; Jeremiah Dixon
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally M Walker
ISBN: 9780763656126 0763656127 9780763673314 0763673315 9781484439500 1484439503
OCLC Number: 852457506
Notes: "Reinforced trade edition"--Jacket flap.
A Junior Library Guild Selection.
Description: 202 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Old-World prejudice, New-world dreams --
Maryland's shores --
Convictions and conscience --
The seed of a nation --
Whose land? --
Stars in their eyes --
Surveyors to the rescue --
Tackling the impossible --
The west line --
Continuing west --
Dangerous territory --
Freedom's boundary --
Time's boundary.
Responsibility: Sally M. Walker.
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Traces the history of the Mason-Dixon Line as reflected by family feuds, exploration, scientific advancement and the cultural conflicts between America's northern and southern states.

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History of the Mason-Dixon Line

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2015-05-19) Good Permalink

This in-depth historical review of the surveying of the Mason-Dixon line would appeal to history buffs and potential civil engineers.  It includes the original surveying methods, negotiations with Native tribes, religion and politics.  

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