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How the States Got their Shapes Too by Mark Stein

07/14/2011

In the sequel to How the States Got their Shapes Mark Stein looks at the people who were behind creating the borders of our now familiar states.  This is a truly unique and select group of individuals that have literally shaped the face of our nation.  Some of them are well known to us–Thomas Jefferson and John Quincy Adams–most, however, are not.  Stein also looks at the people behind the “Almost States of America”, places we wanted to become states but never did.  This lists includes Canada, the rest of Mexico, Cuba and still uncertain Puerto Rico.  This is an engaging and often humorous look at the people and the process behind how our states were formed.

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From → History, Non-Fiction

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