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Maryland, a middle temperament, 1634-1980

Author: Robert J Brugger; Maryland Historical Society.
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Maryland Historical Society, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Robert G. Merrick edView all editions and formats
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This book explores the ironies, contradictions, and compromises that give America's oldest border state its special character. Extensively illustrated and accompanied by maps, charts, and tables, the author provides a vivid account of the state's political, economic, social, and cultural heritage. From the outfitting of Cecil Calvert's expedition to the opening of Baltimore's Harborplace, the descriptions are rich  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Brugger, Robert J.
Maryland, a middle temperament, 1634-1980.
Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press in association with the Maryland Historical Society, ©1988
(OCoLC)573259276
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Brugger; Maryland Historical Society.
ISBN: 080183399X 9780801833991
OCLC Number: 17650698
Description: xiii, 850 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: From province to colony (1634-1689) --
Tobacco Coast (1690-1760) --
Revolutionary persuasion (1730-1781) --
Realizing the new republic (1781-1815) --
Suspended between memory and hope (1816-1849) --
A house divided (1850-1865) --
Gilded age, humble lives (1865-1895) --
Non-pilgrim's progress (1876-1912) --
Searching for the middle in modern America (1904-1928) --
Growing up (1924-1945) --
Land of pleasant living (1946-1966) --
Renaissance : survival of a sensibility (1967-1980).
Responsibility: Robert J. Brugger with the assistance of Cynthia Horsburgh Requardt, Robert I. Cottom, Jr., and Mary Ellen Hayward.
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This book explores the ironies, contradictions, and compromises that give America's oldest border state its special character. Extensively illustrated and accompanied by maps, charts, and tables, the author provides a vivid account of the state's political, economic, social, and cultural heritage. From the outfitting of Cecil Calvert's expedition to the opening of Baltimore's Harborplace, the descriptions are rich in the issues and personalities that make up Maryland's story and explain its 'middle temperament'.

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