Walkin' the line: a journey from past to present along the Mason-Dixon

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M. Evans,
Pub. Date:
2000.
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English
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If the Mason-Dixon Line could talk, here are the stories. It would tell. Pulitzerprize winning reporter and travel writer Bill Ecenbarger has walked the Mason-Dixon line - from its beginning on Fenwick Island, Delaware, to its end at Brown's Hill, Pennsylvania - diverting left and right to Interview the people who live along its border. The line was surveyed between 1763 and 1768 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon to settle a dispute between Robert Penn and Lord Calvert, whose family owned what is now the state of Maryland. In 1780, Pennsylvania passed a law to abolish slavery, making the Mason-Dixon Line the divider between free and slave states. From that moment, it also became a lightning rod for racial conflict that continues to this day. This unique history/travelogue examines the influence of this great divider, which remains the most powerful symbol separating Yankee from Rebel, oatmeal from grits, North from South.
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subject_facet Dixon, Jeremiah, Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center ? H, Mason, Charles, -- 1728-1786, Mason-Dixon Line -- Guidebooks, Mason-Dixon Line -- History
title_display Walkin' the line a journey from past to present along the Mason-Dixon
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