Boundaries: How The Mason-Dixon Line Settled A Family Feud And Divided A Nation

ISBN-10: 0763673315
ISBN-13: 9780763673314
Author: Walker, Sally M.
Interest Level: 7-12
Publisher: Candlewick Press

Publication Date: September 2014

Copyright: 2014

Page Count: 208

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Interest Level

Grades 7-12

Reading Level

Guided Reading: Z
Lexile: 1190L
Accelerated Reader Level: 8.7
Accelerated Reader Points: 8.0

BISAC Subjects

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / History / United States / State & Local *

YOUNG ADULT NONFICTION / Social Science / Politics & Government *

The Mason-Dixon Line's history, replete with property disputes, persecution, and ideological conflicts, traverses our country's history from its founding to today. We live in a world of boundaries - geographic, scientific, cultural, and religious. One of America's most enduring boundaries is the Mason-Dixon Line, most associated with the divide between the North and the South and the right to freedom for all people. Here the tale of the Mason-Dixon Line is traced through family feuds, brave exploration, scientific excellence, and the struggle to define a cohesive country. But above all, this remarkable story of surveying, marking, and respecting lines of demarcation will alert young history buffs to their guaranteed right and responsibility to explore, challenge, change, and defend the boundaries that define them.