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How the states got their shapes too [electronic resource] : The People Behind the Borderlines. Mark Stein.

Stein, Mark. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781588343154 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Was Roger Williams too pure for the Puritans, and what does that have to do with Rhode Island?  Why did Augustine Herman take ten years to complete the map that established Delaware?  How did Rocky Mountain rogues help create the state of Colorado?  All this and more is explained in Mark Stein's new book.How the States Got Their Shapes Too follows How the States Got Their Shapes looks at American history through the lens of its borders, but, while How The States Got Their Shapes told us why, this book tells us who.  This personal element in the boundary stories reveals how we today are like those who came before us, and how we differ, and most significantly: how their collective stories reveal not only an historical arc but, as importantly, the often overlooked human dimension in that arc that leads to the nation we are today.The people featured in How the States Got Their Shapes Too lived from the colonial era right up to the present.  They...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Smithsonian Books, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 10235 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
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Genre: Electronic books.

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