HOW THE STATES GOT THEIR SHAPES TOO
The People Behind the Borderlines
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Breezy but informative and rife with telling quotations from primary sources, 44 chapters focus on people who shaped our borders.
Many are famous (Roger Williams, Mason and Dixon, Benjamin Banneker, Sequoyah, James Polk, Brigham Young, William Seward, Lili’uoklani and Sanford Dole) and many are lesser known (Robert Jenkins, who lost an ear and defined Florida; John Hardeman Walker, who nailed the "boot heel" to Missouri; Lyman Cutler, who shot a pig, which led to a redefinition of our border with Canada). Booklist says "Stein writes history the way it should be written, as an entertaining story."
2012 paperback edition