Maryland Reconciles with its Past and Celebrate its Natural Beauty

Even though it is one of the original 13 colonies and was named after Queen Mary, wife of King Charles I, Canadians likely know the State of Maryland for Baltimore, its largest city and its neighbour, Washington D.C.

The American Civil War was fought against the secessionist Southern Confederacy largely over the abolition of slavery. At the beginning of the Civil War, although a member of the remaining Union, Maryland was still a slave state.

Unlike other American states, the historical consensus around the legacy of slavery in Maryland is not contentious. Instead, it is an accepted dark chapter that the state is making deep inroads into reconciling.

Spending time in this historically rich state is an excellent opportunity to learn about slavery in America and the resistance movement while also taking in Maryland’s magnificent natural beauty and culinary offerings.

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