A new book will be published by the author of Measuring America:Andro Linklater (June 2007) entitled the Fabric of America. He describes the importance of order by boundaries that helped make America grow. Settlers wanted government involved to create laws, especially enforce land claims. It basically reverses Turner’s frontier thesis. In this new book, his main topic is Andrew Ellicott, but TJ is mentioned a number of times playing a role in creating borders, such as the Northwest Territory. It is an interesting read and should be on our radar.
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