Now Available From Archway Publishing
Chesapeake: A 'Fool Idea' That Unified Maryland
David W. Guth
A ‘Fool Idea’ That Unified Maryland is
the story of two Marylands, one on each side the Chesapeake. Maryland
was confederation of two shores, each traveling along its own path.
From the days of the first English settlements in the 17th century,
much of the state’s history centers on this intersectional rivalry. For
nearly 100 years, Marylanders debated the value of building bridges
across Chesapeake Bay. More than an engineering problem, such a
bridge posed political, cultural and environmental challenges. In many
respects, the Chesapeake Bay Bridge saga mirrors the story of America.
It is a story of visionary leaders willing to sacrifice their
self-interests and of narrow-minded minions willing to put their needs
above all others. It is a story of humanity’s ability to overcome a
great physical barrier, and then being forced to deal with the
unintended consequences. Above all, it is an American story.
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