Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy


Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
In 1790, America was in enormous debt, having depleted what little money the country had during its victorious fight for independence. Before the nations greatest asset, the land west of the Ohio River, could be sold it had to be measured out and mapped. And before that could be done, a uniform set of measurements had to be chosen for the new republic out of the morass of

Book Summary Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy

Title Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
AuthorAndro Linklater
Release Date06.11.2017
Formatpdf, fb2, mobi, txt
LanguageEnglish
Pages322 pages
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