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Historic America: The Mid-Atlantic
Today, New Yorkers claim their city as the world’s cultural capital, while Washington, DC, is widely regarded as the greatest global power center. Yet behind the fast-and-furious pace, the Mid-Atlantic region’s rich and distinguished history continues both to inform its ever-shifting present and to shape the future. This is the story of industrial empires like those of the Carnegie, du Pont and Vanderbilt families; and of immigrants who were beckoned by the welcoming torch of the Statue of Liberty.