54° 40' or Fight: How a Latitude Line became a Rallying Cry

 
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(Elizabeth) How could a line of latitude become a rallying cry for war in the 19th century? Elizabeth examines the Oregon Border Dispute and explains the myths and passions surrounding the slogan.

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