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Author Linklater, Andro.

Title Measuring America : how an untamed wilderness shaped the United States and fulfilled the promise of democracy / Andro Linklater.

Publication Info. New York : Walker & Co., 2002.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  973 LIN    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  E161.3 .L46 2002    AVAILABLE
 Kankakee PL Third Floor - KKBB-2  973 LIN    AVAILABLE
 New Lenox PL Adult Non-Fiction - NLBB-1  973 LIN    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  973 LIN    AVAILABLE
 Seneca PL Adult Non-Fiction - SEBB-3  973 LIN    AVAILABLE
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 Wilmington PL Adult Non Fiction - WLBB-2  973 LIN    AVAILABLE
Description 310 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-292) and index.
Contents 1. The invention of landed property -- 2. Precise confusion-- 3. Who owned America -- 4. Life, liberty, or what -- 5. Simple arithmetic -- 6. A line drawn in the wilderness -- 7. The French dimension -- 8. Democratic decimals -- 9. The birth of the metric system -- 10. Dombey's luck -- 11. The end of Putnam -- 12. The immaculate grid -- 13. The shape of cities -- 14. Hassler's passion -- 15. The dispossessed -- 16. The limit of enclosure -- 17. Four against ten -- 18. Metric triumphant -- Epilogue : the witness tree.
Subject National characteristics, American.
Public lands -- United States -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.
Surveying -- United States -- History.
Surveyors -- United States -- History.
Frontier and pioneer life.
Surveying -- History.
Surveyors -- History.
Ohio River Valley -- Geography.
Ohio River Valley -- Surveys -- History.
United States -- Geography.
United States -- Surveys -- History.
United States -- Territorial expansion.
ISBN 0802713963 : $26.00

 
    
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