Download e-book for kindle: American Boundaries: The Nation, the States, the Rectangular by Bill Hubbard

By Bill Hubbard

ISBN-10: 0226355918

ISBN-13: 9780226355917

For an individual who has checked out a map of the USA and questioned how Texas and Oklahoma acquired their Panhandles, or flown over the yankee heartland and marveled on the significant grid spreading out in all instructions less than, American Boundaries will yield a welcome treasure trove of perception. the 1st ebook to chart the country’s progress utilizing the boundary as a political and cultural concentration, invoice Hubbard’s masterly narrative starts through explaining how the unique 13 colonies prepared their borders and determined that unsettled lands could be held in belief for the typical good thing about the folks. Hubbard is going directly to show—with the aid of photos, diagrams, and thousands of maps—how the suggestion advanced that unsettled land can be divided into rectangles and offered to person farmers, and the way this oblong survey unfold outward from its origins in Ohio, with surveyors drawing instantly strains around the face of the continent.   

 

Mapping how every one country got here to have its present form, and the way the state itself shaped inside its current borders, American Boundaries will offer historians, geographers, and normal readers alike with the attention-grabbing tale at the back of these fifty targeted jigsaw-puzzle items that jointly shape the United States.

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