Walkin the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon Bill Ecenbarger

ISBN: 9780871319104

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Walkin the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon  by  Bill Ecenbarger

Walkin the Line: A Journey from Past to Present Along the Mason-Dixon by Bill Ecenbarger
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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 Browns Hill,MoreIf 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 Browns 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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