40 out of 5 stars measuring america this is a wonderful informative book and a great pleasure to read there is both a history of measuring and a history of how we have thought about land and its ownership. Measuring america how an untamed wilderness shaped the united states and fulfilled the promise ofd emocracy by linklater andro in 1790 america was in enormous debt having depleted what little money and supplies the country had during its victorious fight for independence before the nations greatest asset the land west of the ohio river . Measuring america mr linklater talked about his book measuring america how an untamed wilderness shaped the united states and fulfilled the promise of democracy published by walker and cothe book explains the role of thomas jefferson in the creation of the american system of measurement mr linklater discussed how the us was orignially mapped and surveyed to create a system of private . Measuring america the decennial censuses from 1790 to 2000
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