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Measuring America

Andro Linklater

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.

  • 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

      Measuring America is the fascinating, provocative, and eye-opening story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures—the American Customary System, unlike any other in the world—and how this has profoundly shaped our country and culture. In the process, Measuring America reveals the colossal power contained inside the acres and miles, .   These startling facts are just some of the issues covered in The Measure of America With a foreword by Jeffrey D. Sachs, the second volume in The Measure of America series is an easy-to-understand guide to where different groups stand today, and why. The book contains American Human Development Index ranking for all 50 states,

    "THE FIRST MEASURED CENTURY: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, –" by Theodore Caplow, Louis Hicks and Ben J. Wattenberg is a book .   Measuring America’s Shakespearean Devotion The book ends with “Nets,” a work by the poet and visual artist Jen Bervin that highlights selected words in the sonnets, eliciting.

    The Measure of America Book Summary: The Measure of America is the first-ever human development report for a wealthy, developed nation. It introduces the American Human Development Index, which provides a single measure of well-being for all Americans, disaggregated by state and congressional district, as well as by gender, race, and ethnicity. Looking at shorter-term improvement, between the first American Human Development Index (using data from ) and Measure of America , the HD Index value for the United States as a whole rose points—from to The improvement was driven mostly by an increase of over eight months in life expectancy and small gains in.


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Yarrow explores this history, telling two parallel, interlocking stories—of how economic ideas came to have vastly greater influence on American culture after World War II, and how those ideas dovetailed with a growing belief that the meaning and value of the United States resided in its material by: MEASURING AMERICA: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy.

American democracy was less a product of revolutionary war and constitutional ferment than it was of a particular way of measuring land, argues British historian Linklater in his delightful new study. Measuring America tells the fascinating story of how we ultimately gained the American Customary System—the last traditional system in the world—and how one man’s surveying chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast.

His book Measuring America led to a series of books on American history, about which he was an eloquent speaker. Linklater's book Why Spencer Perceval Had To Die focuses on the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval, looking at the conspiracy theories surrounding it, and revealing the historical context.

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