BRN: 729235
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題名: How the states got their shapes too : the people behind the bordelines / Mark Stein.
著者: Stein, Mark
出版項: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, c2012.
稽核項: xi, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
附註項: Sequel to : How the states got their shapes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-329) and index.
內容註: 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.
摘要: Explores American history through the lens of its state lines, but this time through the colorful and remarkable stories of those who created the shapes.
ISBN: 9781588343505((pbk.) :)
杜威圖書分類法: 973
美國國會圖書分纇法: E180
語文: 英文
附加題名: How the states got their shapes
主題: U.S. states -- Boundaries
United States -- Boundaries -- History
United States -- Biography
BRN: 729235

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