Book Discussion on How the States Got Their Shapes
Mark Stein talked about his book How States Got Their Shapes (Smithsonian Books/Collins), which explains how American states' borders were… read more
Mark Stein talked about his book How States Got Their Shapes (Smithsonian Books/Collins), which explains how American states' borders were drawn and why they have their current shapes. Topics included the influence of the Erie Canal on the shapes of Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, and the sizes of Texas and California. Following his remarks, Mr. Stein responded to questions from the audience.
Mark Stein is a screenwriter and playwright. He has taught writing and drama at Catholic University and American University. close
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