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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Seeing History Through George Washington's Maps

Throughout his life, George Washington always had a strong connection to the land. Before he was a soldier and the country’s first president, he was a surveyor, measuring and mapping parcels of land for settlers and speculators. ┬áHistorian Barnet Schecter offers a fresh take on Washington’s life through the maps he drew and collected over the years. Schecter’s new book is “George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps.”


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