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How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlines

Author: Mark Stein
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "How the States Got Their Shapes" returns to tell the story of the people behind the boundary lines.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Stein, Mark, 1951-
How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlines.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, ©2011
(DLC) 2011003467
(OCoLC)692288216
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Stein
ISBN: 9781588343154 1588343154
OCLC Number: 756754219
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 348 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The boundary of religion / Roger Williams --
Why we have Delaware / Augustine Herman --
Fifteen minutes of fame / Robert Jenkins's ear --
Winning New Hampshire / Robert Tufton Mason --
What you know or who you know? / Lord Fairfax --
America's most famous (and misunderstood) line / Mason and Dixon --
Connecticut's lost cause / Zebulon Butler --
Vermont: The fourteenth colony / Ethan Allen --
Lines on the map in invisible ink / Thomas Jefferson --
The U.S. line from Spanish Canada / John Meares --
To be brilliant and black in the new nation / Benjamin Banneker --
The Erie Canal and the gush of redrawn lines / Jesse Hawley --
The man history tried to erase / James Brittain --
From zero to hero? / Reuben Kemper --
The 49th parallel: a new line of Americans / Richard Rush --
Illinois's most boring border / Nathaniel Pope --
Putting the boot heel on Missouri / John Hardeman Walker --
The Massachusetts Texan / John Quincy Adams --
The Cherokee line / Sequoyah --
The Toledo War / Stevens T. Mason --
Ohio boundary champ takes on Missouri and Minnesota / Robert Lucas --
Maine's border: the devil in Daniel Webster / Daniel Webster --
Fifty-four forty or fight! / James K. Polk --
Cutting Washington down to size / Robert M.T. Hunter --
The man who lassoed Texas / Sam Houston --
The boundary of religion revisited / Brigham Young --
California: boundless opportunity / John A. Sutter --
Government aid to big business / James Gadsden --
The line on slavery: erasing and redrawing / Stephen A. Douglas --
Annexing Cuba: liberty, security, slavery / John A. Quitman --
Using boundaries to break boundaries / Clarina Nichols --
The British-American Pig War / Lyman Cutler's neighbor's pig --
Rocky Mountain rogue? / Robert W. Steele --
The battle line that became a state line / Francis H. Pierpont --
Two sides of the coin of the realm --
Francisco Perea and John S. Watts --
Good as gold / Sidney Edgerton and James Ashley --
Why buy Alaska? / William H. Seward --
The legal boundary of humanity / Standing Bear v. Crook --
Bordering on empire / Lili'uokalani and Sanford Dole --
Oklahoma's racial boundaries / Alfalfa Bill Murray, Edward P. McCabe, and Chief Green McCurtain --
New Jersy invades Ellis Island / Bernard J. Berry --
Puerto Rico: the fifty-first state? / Luis Ferré --
When the grass is greener on the other side / David Shafer --
Taxation without representation / Eleanor Holmes Norton.
Other Titles: People behind the borderlines
Responsibility: Mark Stein.

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The author of the "New York Times" bestseller "How the States Got Their Shapes" returns to tell the story of the people behind the boundary lines.

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