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Maryland, A Middle Temperament

1634-1980

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."

About the Author

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.

Reviews

[An] altogether exemplary history.. In following the middle course, Maryland has chosen the American way; this, it seems to me, is the deepest and most important truth in Robert J. Brugger's thoroughly admirable book.

- Jonathan Yardley - Washington Post Book World

The most comprehensive and readable history of the Free State ever published. It's absolutely the only account I've ever seen that makes almost all our state history seem important or entertaining or both. It will doubtless be used for generations as the most reliable reference work on its subject.

- John Goodspeed - Evening Sun

It is comprehensive in scope yet concise in treatment, scholarly in content yet engaging in prose, cautious in judgement yet adventurous in interpretation. Maryland's historical record has been both controversial and proud; now, in Brugger's volume, its people have a history of that experience of which they can, without controversy, be very proud.

- Maryland Historical Magazine

This is the best single-volume history of Maryland in print.

- Maryland Historian

Endorsements

This is wonderful stuff, a whole new way of writing local history.. Here at last is a bridge between the old antiquarian history and the most modern scholarship in a way that is fresh, attractive, and a contribution to understanding.

- George H. Callcott, author of Maryland and America, 1940 to 1980
Johns Hopkins University Press
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