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How the States Got Their ShapesHDTV-14Closed Captioning

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We are so familiar with the map of United States, but do we know why our states look the way they do? Every line on the U.S. map tells a great story: California’s border was bent to claw onto lucrative gold deposits; Oklahoma's panhandle reflects a shifting national barometer for legal slavery; and Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia's shared border traces the scar of a meteor impact. How the States Got Their Shapes reveals the larger story of what makes America unique: a range of natural resources, a history of social experimentation and a thriving democracy.

Customer Reviews

A Boom with a View

Where is episode 8 "A Boom with a View"? You've already released episode 9, but have yet to release episode 8. What's the hold up????

It's the best!

A must have for anyone who liked the special.

Expands on the Fabulous History Special

If you liked the History Channel Special, you will like this - I do anyway! Brian Unger, the host, is perfect for the show. Just the right amount of wit, humor, and intelligence - in the 2nd episode, he experiences the Asian Carp problem in the midwest, and his reactions are priceless (especially if you've experienced them too!). I like that the show is informative and interesting. It moves along quickly, and I've learned some interesting facts about how the states got their shapes - which is probably the point of the show!

How the States Got Their Shapes
View In iTunes $23.99
  • HD Version
  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Released: May 03, 2011
  • CCin English

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