Maryland, A Middle Temperament: 1634-1980

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JHU Press, Aug 28, 1996 - History - 864 pages
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Maryland: A Middle Temperament explores the ironies, contradictions, and compromises that give "America's oldest border state" its special character. Extensively illustrated and accompanied by bibliography, maps, charts, and tables, Robert Brugger's 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—is rich in the issues and personalities that make up Maryland's story and explain its "middle temperament."

  

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A history of the third original colony with 350 years of tobacco culture, slavery, industrial revolution, civil war, and civil rights is a daunting task met by Brugger in his highly readable standard ... Read full review

Contents

From Province to Colony 16341689
3
Tobacco Coast 16901760
41
Revolutionary Persuasion 17301781
84
Realizing the New Republic 17811815
132
Suspended between Memory and Hope 18161849
186
A Howse Diuwted 18501865
248
Gilded Age Humble Lives 18651895
306
NonPilgrims Progress 18761912
363
Searching for the Middle in Modern America 19041928
427
Growing Up 19241945
490
Land of Pleasant Living 19461966
552
Survival of a Sensibility 19671980
618
Epilogue
673
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About the author (1996)

Robert J. Brugger has taught at the universities of Maryland and Virginia and in 1978-79 was an Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellow in the Humanities at Harvard. His previous books include Beverly Tucker: Heart over Head in the Old South and Our Selves/Our Past: Psychological Approaches to American History, the latter available from Johns Hopkins.