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Measuring America how an United States was shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in history by Andro Linklater

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Published by HarperCollins Publishers in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • National characteristics, American.,
  • Public lands -- United States -- History.,
  • Frontier and pioneer life -- United States.,
  • Ohio River Valley -- Geography.,
  • Ohio River Valley -- Surveys -- History.,
  • Surveying -- United States -- History.,
  • Surveyors -- United States -- History.,
  • United States -- Geography.,
  • United States -- Surveys -- History.,
  • United States -- Territorial expansion.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementAndro Linklater.
GenreSurveys
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE161.3 .L46 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 312 p. ; [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages312
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19415440M
ISBN 100007108877

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