Maryland Lost and Found: People and Places from Chesapeake to Appalachia

Maryland Lost and Found: People and Places from Chesapeake to Appalachia

by Eugene L. Meyer
     
 
Maryland megalopolis sits astride the major road and rail rights-of way of the East Coast. Maryland also has its westward routes, traditionally taking travelers beyond the borders of the state into such seemingly more exotic locales as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the West.

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Maryland megalopolis sits astride the major road and rail rights-of way of the East Coast. Maryland also has its westward routes, traditionally taking travelers beyond the borders of the state into such seemingly more exotic locales as Pennsylvania, Ohio, and the West.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
``Obviously, the state makes no sense,'' the author concludes, referring to Maryland's kaleidoscopic composition. Of course, that is precisely what makes this book interesting. From the tension between the wealthy gentry and regular folks of the Eastern shore to the independent-minded forgotten mountain people of Maryland's Appalachia, there is much to tell. Meyer easily mixes history with contemporary accounts of Chesapeake watermen, gambling, tobacco farms, military bases, the tunnel around Baltimore, race relations, etc. Some surprises are that many Amish live in Maryland and that whitewater rafting is controversial. However, the account of Annapolis is flippant and cynical, the author erroneously refers to a Marlboro County (nonexistent), and some portions are ordinary. Maps would have helped. Roger W. Fromm, Bloomsburg Univ. of Pennsylvania Lib.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801832338
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1986
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.47(h) x 0.86(d)

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