The Land Office Business: The Settlement and Administration of American Public Lands, 1789-1837
Publish date: 1968-01-15
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
A very dry, but necessary administrative history of western expansion, that offers some interesting hints at culture, mostly unintentionally and between the lines. “The distribution of the public domain had a profound effect on the economic life of the nation,” Rohrbough says. Not only in the “gre...