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  •  Maryland and Delaware were part of the (3+ / 0-)
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    FrankRose, Tirge Caps, Wilmguy

    Tidewater culture that included Virginia, and not the Quaker mid-Atlantic or Yankee New England. Counting them with the northern states, simply because of how they (barely) fell in the Civil War is anhistorical.

    Non enim propter gloriam, diuicias aut honores pugnamus set propter libertatem solummodo quam Nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit. -Declaration of Arbroath

    by Robobagpiper on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:26:12 AM PST

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    •  google the question - "how do you define..." (1+ / 0-)
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      sidnora

      ..."northern states" in the US?"...

      See, on the first page of hits, 7 out of  the10 mainstream references draw their definitions based on participation in the Civil War.

      Rather than "anhistorical", the term as I applied it is common usage.

      Of course, that definition of the term doesn't embrace the fullness of the history and complexity.

      Cheers.

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