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

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 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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How the States Got Their Shapes

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Program ID:
280304-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 09, 2008 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 08, 2009 | 3:03am EST | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • Aug 09, 2008 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 16, 2008 | 7:29pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 23, 2008 | 12:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 14, 2008 | 2:38am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 07, 2009 | 8:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 08, 2009 | 3:03am EST | C-SPAN 2
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