Cover with an image of the United States as a jigsaw puzzle

How the States Got Their Shapes

Was the Oklahoma panhandle someone's mistake, or did they just find some leftover land someone forgot? Why is almost every state jagged and irregular? The shapes of our states is sometimes so haphazard they might as well be a giant jigsaw puzzle! This book traces the stories behind the shapes, ranging from geographic disputes, military incursions, land grabs, and even religious intolerance. Find out why there are tiny bits of Delaware attached to New Jersey and why there's a tiny northern jog at the eastern end of Tennessee, and all the other ways these random puzzle pieces end up fitting perfectly together.

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