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By Christopher N. Matthews

As the rules of the fashionable global have been being laid first and foremost of the nineteenth century, Annapolis, Maryland, pointed out itself because the historical urban. This strange appellation has served Annapolis into the current as a urban that has continually outlined and redefined for itself what being old capacity. the method of ancient reputation and upkeep that has performed out in Annapolis offers worthwhile insights into the way in which glossy american citizens usually have come to grasp and use the prior.

Though usually conceived to be in competition, modernity and culture will be paired as cultural techniques that let the trendy global to be articulated with the culture it was hoping to exchange. The a number of histories and historical landscapes derived from archaeological investigations in Annapolis are provided to teach that the actual global lower than the outside of the town has been outlined by means of structures of modernity in tandem with the survival of sure traditions.

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Nicholson was the second Governor after the colony was taken over by Royal authorities following England's Glorious Revolution in 1688. Choosing Arundleton, Nicholson was less impressed with its harbor, the town plan, or its urban society than with the area's political stability that was the result of a majority Protestant, rather than Catholic, population. Combined with the fact that the peninsula steadily rose giving commanding views of the harbor and out into the Severn and Chesapeake, this made for a defensible and politically viable colonial capital.

This survey survives only in text, though Nancy Baker (1986, 192) has reconstructed the plan showing a handful of streets and a central area of developed lots. In 1694, the new Royal Governor of Maryland, Francis Nicholson, chose Arundelton to be the new colonial capital. Nicholson was the second Governor after the colony was taken over by Royal authorities following England's Glorious Revolution in 1688. Choosing Arundleton, Nicholson was less impressed with its harbor, the town plan, or its urban society than with the area's political stability that was the result of a majority Protestant, rather than Catholic, population.

Independent circles placed atop the two highest points in the city, State House hill being slightly higher. Though the symbolism of power is important, the plan also structured the town's later development. ' ' ····::·:·::·~:Annapolis • I • Figure 3. The Annapolis street plan showing the location of sites discussed in this book, drawing by Les Graves. Key: 1. Bordley-Randall house and garden, 2. State Circle, 3. St. John's College, 4. Chase-Lloyd house, 5. Hammond-Harwood house, 6. William Paca house and garden, 7.

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