By Sally M. Walker
The Mason-Dixon Line’s historical past, replete with estate disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts, traverses our country’s historical past from its founding to at the present time.
We stay in a global of barriers — geographic, medical, cultural, and spiritual. one in every of America’s so much enduring limitations is the Mason-Dixon Line, such a lot linked to the divide among the North and the South and definitely the right to freedom for each person. Sibert Medal–winning writer Sally M. Walker strains the story of the Mason-Dixon Line via kin feuds, courageous exploration, medical excellence, and the fight to outline a cohesive state. yet in particular, this amazing tale of surveying, marking, and respecting strains of demarcation will alert younger background buffs to their assured correct and accountability to discover, problem, switch, and shield the bounds that outline them.
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20 In the decades that followed, Metternich and his emperor, despite some thought that ‘Italy must be Germanised’,21 became preoccupied with stifling the rise of nationalism, both in Austria’s extensive Italian territories and elsewhere. Among the victims was Silvio Pellico,22 a Piedmontese writer and patriot, harshly imprisoned by the Austrians for some months in Venice and then from 1822 to 1830 in the bleak and forbidding Spielberg fortress near Brno in what is now Slovakia. 24 Its patriotic intent, however, forbears to mention that Pellico had been less than flattering about the Venetians, dismissing them as a people who ‘live in idleness, joyously forgetful of any dignity.
His successors came from similar backgrounds – for example, Lorenzo Tiepolo, who served between 1888 and 1890. Change was delayed until the accession to the mayoral office of the radical writer Riccardo Selvatico (sindaco from 21 April 1890 to 3 August 1895), who headed the only leftist giunta to rule the city until after the Second World War. Longest in tenure was Selvatico’s successor, ‘il sindaco d’oro’ (mayor of the golden age), Filippo Grimani (15 November 1895 to 25 October 1919), a landowner and lawyer.
Change was delayed until the accession to the mayoral office of the radical writer Riccardo Selvatico (sindaco from 21 April 1890 to 3 August 1895), who headed the only leftist giunta to rule the city until after the Second World War. Longest in tenure was Selvatico’s successor, ‘il sindaco d’oro’ (mayor of the golden age), Filippo Grimani (15 November 1895 to 25 October 1919), a landowner and lawyer. He boasted ancient patrician roots, with three doges in his lineage, welcoming elevation after 1900 to the Italian nobility.