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"The true story of an American community's struggle to preserve its way of life.
Wye Island is 2,800 tranquil acres off Maryland's Eastern Shore pristine and all but uninhabited. In 1973 and 1974 a residential community was proposed for the island, and a raging controversy ensued. The developer, James Rouse, wanted to build a waterfront village surrounded by large estates to avoid the sprawl of unplanned subdivisions that mar so many other places along the Eastern Shore. Rich landowners, poor "natives," and many newcomers opposed the project, distrusting change and, above all, fearing the onslaught of "outsiders." Combining history, journalism, and sharply etched character were two fundamental American prerogatives: the right to preserve one's neighborhood and the right to improve one's life by change. How this conflict was played out on Wye Island holds far-reaching lessons for all of America."