Thursday, January 08, 2004

Two recommendations

First, from a conversation with a title insurance compliance officer, this book: Measuring America: How the United States was Shaped by the Greatest Land Sale in History, by Andro Linklatter. I've just started reading it, but I'm hooked! How the development and use of standardized land measuring instruments and surveying practices changed notions of land ownership, and how America was measured and sold off to pay for the war of independence.

Second, via Rebecca's Pocket, a website called Theory of the Daily: The domestic and the everyday in literature, history, philosophy, and science. Thoughtful entries on domesticity.

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