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Film, Video How the States Got Their Shapes Too

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  • How the States Got Their Shapes Too


  • Was Roger Williams too pure for the Puritans, and what does that have to do with Rhode Island? Why did Augustine Herman take 10 years to complete the map that established Delaware? How did Rocky Mountain rogues help create the state of Colorado? All this and more is explained in Mark Stein's new book.

Event Date

  • January 26, 2012


  • -  Mark Stein is a playwright and screenwriter. His plays have been performed off-Broadway and at theaters throughout the country. Stein has also taught writing and drama at American University and Catholic University. His previous book, "How the States Got Their Shapes," a New York Times best-seller, was the basis for The History Channel's documentary of the same name.

Running Time

  • 55 minutes 52 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text





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