Measuring America - How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History-logo

Measuring America - How the United States Was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History

Andro Linklater

"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended for history and history of science collections." -Library Journal "Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast wilderness west of the Ohio River into a commodity marked out for government sale." -Booklist, Starred Review How we ultimately gained the American Customary System-the last traditional system in the world-and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history-and our democracy-in a brilliant new light.

"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended for history and history of science collections." -Library Journal "Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast wilderness west of the Ohio River into a commodity marked out for government sale." -Booklist, Starred Review How we ultimately gained the American Customary System-the last traditional system in the world-and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history-and our democracy-in a brilliant new light.
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"This expertly written and eminently enjoyable chronicle is highly recommended for history and history of science collections." -Library Journal "Make room on the library shelf for the never-before-told saga of the survey that converted the vast wilderness west of the Ohio River into a commodity marked out for government sale." -Booklist, Starred Review How we ultimately gained the American Customary System-the last traditional system in the world-and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and intellectual drama and one of the great untold stories in American history. Sagely argued and beautifully written, Measuring America offers readers nothing less than the opportunity to see America's history-and our democracy-in a brilliant new light.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Alan Sklar

Length:

9h 5m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

15:01


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

20:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

49:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

34:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:31


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

37:21


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

39:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

44:42


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:13


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

42:16


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

42:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

22:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

49:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

10:49