Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity

Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity

by Andro Linklater
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Fabric of America: How Our Borders and Boundaries Shaped the Country and Forged Our National Identity by Andro Linklater

The Fabric of America tells the story of how the borders and boundaries that formed states and a nation inspired the sense of identity that has ever since been central to the American character. Challenging Frederick Jackson Turner's famed frontier thesis, Andro Linklater argues that we are, in fact, defined not by open spaces but by boundaries. Linklater weaves this and other provocative arguments into a dramatic story line, wherein Andrew Ellicott, America's greatest surveyor, along with Thomas Jefferson, the treasonous general James Wilkinson, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas, and numerous hitherto invisible settlers, all illuminate the shaping of the nation. This brilliant book will alter forever readers' perception of America and what it means to be an American.

About the Author:
Andro Linklater is the author of Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy as well as The Code of Love and several other books

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802715333
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 05/29/2007
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.82(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Andro Linklater is the author of Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy as well as the Code of Love and several other books. He lives in England.

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