Maryland, the South’s Forgotten Cousin

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As recently as the 1930's, elderly black people in rural Maryland were still keeping headstrong children in line with the admonition that something called "pattiroll" would "get" them if they didn't behave themselves. "Pattirolls," or patrols, were gangs of Union Army soldiers who rode throughout the moonlit . . .

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