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Author Stein, Mark, 1951-

Title How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlines / Mark Stein.

Imprint Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 348 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-329) and index.
Summary 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.
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.
Note Print version record.
Subject United States -- Boundaries -- History.
U.S. states -- Boundaries.
United States -- Biography.
Boundaries. (OCoLC)fst00837076
U.S. states -- Boundaries. (OCoLC)fst01766724
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title People behind the borderlines
Other Form: Print version: Stein, Mark, 1951- How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the borderlines. Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, ©2011 9781588343147 (DLC) 2011003467 (OCoLC)692288216
ISBN 9781588343154 (electronic bk.)
1588343154 (electronic bk.)
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