Border–state



U.S. History. the slave states of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, which refused to secede from the Union in 1860–61.
the U.S. states touching the Canadian border.
certain countries of central and northern Europe that border on the former Soviet Union and belonged to the Russian Empire: Finland, Poland (prior to 1940), Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
Historical Examples

The Spy of the Rebellion Allan Pinkerton
The Great Conspiracy, Part 2. John Alexander Logan
The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 2 Robert H. Newell
The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 Robert H. Newell
Brother Against Brother Oliver Optic
From Canal Boy to President Horatio Alger, Jr.
A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln John G. Nicolay
Recollections with the Third Iowa Regiment Seymour D. (Seymour Dwight) Thompson
Sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln Isaac Newton Arnold
The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 2 Hubert Howe Bancroft

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    U.S. History. the slave states of Delaware, Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri, which refused to secede from the Union in 1860–61. the U.S. states touching the Canadian border. certain countries of central and northern Europe that border on the former Soviet Union and belonged to the Russian Empire: Finland, Poland (prior to 1940), Estonia, Latvia, and […]

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