Latitudes and Departures
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boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland (running between lat.
39°43'26.3''N and lat. 39°43'17.6''N), surveyed by the English
astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon between 1763 and 1767. The
ambiguous description of the boundaries in the Maryland and Pennsylvania
charters led to a protracted disagreement between the proprietors of the two
colonies; the dispute was submitted to the English court of chancery in 1735. A
compromise between the Penn and Calvert families in 1760 resulted in the
appointment of Mason and Dixon. By 1767 the surveyors had run their line 244 mi
(393 km) W from the Delaware border, every fifth milestone bearing the Penn and
Calvert arms. The survey was completed to the western limit of Maryland in
1773; in 1779 the line was extended to mark the southern boundary of
Pennsylvania with Virginia (the present-day West Virginia). Before the Civil
War the term Mason-Dixon Line popularly designated the boundary
dividing the slave states from the free states, and it is still used to
distinguish the South from the North.
Die Sklaverei war das sine qua non des amerikanischen Bürgerkriegs.
Gab es darüber hinaus einen grundlegenden Konflikt zwischen der Kultur des
Nordens und des Südens? Hatten sich im Antebellum zwei verschiedene
Lebensstile und Denkweisen entwickelt? War der Krieg die Folge einer
Auseinandersetzung zwischen zwei Gesellschaftsformen? Muß man die
Mason-Dixon-Linie auch als Kulturgrenze verstehen?
reprinted with permission from: The Mason & Dixon Line Preservation Partnership
The LineThe Mason-Dixon Line massive information from John Cletheroes USA and Canada Holiday Hints
Mason Dixon Antique Trail apart from the nice map you can purchase furniture here.
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society Vol. 58 Dec 1768 Tab. XIV p. 325
Historical Map of the Boundaries I
Historical Map of the Boundaries II
Historical Map of the Boundaries III
Details from the Map of the Boundary Survey between Maryland and Pennsylvania
The Mason-Dixon Line map and short history.
Mary Mason and Dixons Line historical texts and papers as gifsvery recommended.
The Running of Mason and Dixons Line (1763-1767) historical documents at the Afro-American Almanac.
The Mason and Dixon Line from the The History of Caroline County, Maryland
The States Linesmen by John Dugdale.
The Mason-Dixon Line A Short History by Robert B. Van Atta, Tribune-Review, Greensburg, PA, Sunday, November 12, 2000.
Mason & Dixon Line Preservation Partnership Location of the stones set by Mason and Dixon using Global Positioning System see the stones! I would like to thank Todd Babcock for making it possible to reproduce the images here.
Charles Mason Biography
Jeremiah Dixon Biography
If our world survives, the next great challenge to watch out for will come you heard it here first when the curves of research and development in artificial intelligence, molecular biology and robotics all converge. Oboy. It will be amazing and unpredictable. Crescendo of the Virtuoso. Spectacle, Skill, and Self-Promotion in Paris during the Age of Revolution Chap. 5. Robert-Houdin and the Vogue of the Automaton-Builders: 1. Predecessors of Robert-Houdin: Vaucanson, Jaquet-Droz, Kempelen, Maelzel by Paul Metzner.
Vaucansons Duck Image
Wise guys and living dolls The line between machine and man has fascinated inventors and tricksters down the centuries. Gaby Wood examines a life and death matter in Living Dolls by Simon Schaffer, Observer, Sunday February 24, 2002.
Living Dolls: A Magical History Of The Quest For Mechanical by Gaby Wood.
A Happening Thing by Hillel Schwartz.
Science historian examines the 18th-century quest for artificial life by Etienne Benson.
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Chapter 10 Summary
Chapter 10 Notes
Mason & Dixon Weblinks (Essays and Reviews)
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