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Heritage Commission Book of the Week: East of the Mason-Dixon Line by Roger E. Nathan

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution but possibly the last state to settle its boundaries. Delaware has the distinction of the being the only state with a round border and the only state that lies completely east of the Mason-Dixon Line. Roger E. Nathan’s work discusses how Delaware’s territory changed during the […]




DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Captain Thomas Macdonough

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022

The son of a Delaware Revolutionary War veteran, Thomas Macdonough would serve with distinction in the War of 1812. After the climactic Battle of Lake Champlain, Macdonough would go down in history as one of Delaware greatest military heroes. In her biography, Virginia M. Burdick discusses the life and times of Captain Macdonough and tells […]




Heritage Commission’s Book of the Week: Allen McLane – Patriot, Solider, Spy, Port Collector

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 9, 2022

The history of the Revolutionary War is full of heroes, men like George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and Nathanial Greene. Although many have been immortalized in song and verse, others have fallen into obscurity. Allen McLane is one such hero, serving as a soldier, a spy, a statesman, and more. This book, written as a […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week – Democracy in Delaware: The Story of the First State’s General Assembly

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 2, 2022

The foundation of Delaware’s democracy is its General Assembly. A body that has governed both the colony and state of Delaware for over three hundred years, it has been the voice of the people in our government and has affected almost every aspect of our lives. Dr. Carol Hoffecker’s “Democracy in Delaware” discusses the role […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Delaware During the Civil War: A Political History

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022

During the American Civil War, Delaware was just as divided as the rest of the nation. While being home to abolitionists, Underground Railroad conductors, and many volunteers, Delaware was also a border state and resisted the final termination of slavery. Harold Hancock discusses Delaware’s political climate during the Civil War and the social and economic […]







  Category: Delaware Public Archives

Heritage Commission Book of the Week: East of the Mason-Dixon Line by Roger E. Nathan

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 23, 2022

Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution but possibly the last state to settle its boundaries. Delaware has the distinction of the being the only state with a round border and the only state that lies completely east of the Mason-Dixon Line. Roger E. Nathan’s work discusses how Delaware’s territory changed during the […]




DE Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Captain Thomas Macdonough

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 16, 2022

The son of a Delaware Revolutionary War veteran, Thomas Macdonough would serve with distinction in the War of 1812. After the climactic Battle of Lake Champlain, Macdonough would go down in history as one of Delaware greatest military heroes. In her biography, Virginia M. Burdick discusses the life and times of Captain Macdonough and tells […]




Heritage Commission’s Book of the Week: Allen McLane – Patriot, Solider, Spy, Port Collector

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 9, 2022

The history of the Revolutionary War is full of heroes, men like George Washington, Marquis de Lafayette, and Nathanial Greene. Although many have been immortalized in song and verse, others have fallen into obscurity. Allen McLane is one such hero, serving as a soldier, a spy, a statesman, and more. This book, written as a […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week – Democracy in Delaware: The Story of the First State’s General Assembly

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, May 2, 2022

The foundation of Delaware’s democracy is its General Assembly. A body that has governed both the colony and state of Delaware for over three hundred years, it has been the voice of the people in our government and has affected almost every aspect of our lives. Dr. Carol Hoffecker’s “Democracy in Delaware” discusses the role […]




Heritage Commission Book of the Week: Delaware During the Civil War: A Political History

Delaware Heritage Commission | Delaware Public Archives | Date Posted: Monday, April 25, 2022

During the American Civil War, Delaware was just as divided as the rest of the nation. While being home to abolitionists, Underground Railroad conductors, and many volunteers, Delaware was also a border state and resisted the final termination of slavery. Harold Hancock discusses Delaware’s political climate during the Civil War and the social and economic […]