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Maryland's Eastern Shore: a journey in time and place

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Publisher:
Tidewater Publishers,
Pub. Date:
c1992.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
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"A hundred years ain't such a very long time on the Eastern Shore," local farmers and watermen used to say, and that is a telling refrain. Past and present mix easily on the Shore, and, in this respect, as well as in certain local customs and habits of language, the region is very much still an old-fashioned English society.Until fairly recently, the peninsula was one of the most geographically isolated regions on the Atlantic coast. In this isolated society, the most important factors have been agriculture, seafaring, and race--a blend of soil, sea, and soul. In his attempt to convey the special character of the region--before accelerating change affects its transformation--John Wennersten has used these themes as a framework for an absorbing narrative.His insights into how these elements affected the development of the area and its current character take the story of the Eastern Shore beyond mere facts and into the realm of socio-cultural history. This is a fascinating overview of an unusual--and perhaps vanishing--lifestyle.
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087033428
9780870334283
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subject_facet Eastern Shore (Md. and Va.) -- History, Eastern Shore -- History
title_display Maryland's Eastern Shore : a journey in time and place
title_full Maryland's Eastern Shore : a journey in time and place / by John R. Wennersten
title_short Maryland's Eastern Shore :
title_sub a journey in time and place
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