Measuring America: how the United States was shaped by the greatest land sale in history

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HarperCollins, 2002 - History - 312 pages
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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

An interesting tale (told in a laborious manner) of the link between democracy and the sale/settling of surveyed land in early USA. And why they ended up with decimal currency but imperial measures. Read July 2004 Read full review

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User Review  - MuzLibrary - LibraryThing

Currently reading - and thus far, really enjoyable. It reads at a good pace without being bogged down and dragging, but still has a lot of substance. It is an interesting perspective on a complicated aspect of American history. Read full review

Contents

The Invention of Property
1
Precise Confusion
15
A Hunger for Land
24
Copyright

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