Most people are familiar with a map of the United States of America, but do they know why the states look the way they do? Every shape on the map tells a great story about the America’s past. Why is California bent out of shape? To cling on to rich gold mining country. Why does Oklahoma have a panhandle? Because of the shifting borders of slavery prior to the Civil War. Why does Missouri have a boot? Because of a massive earthquake. This intriguing special from History examines how every state is a puzzle piece ultimately revealing the unique geographical, political and social history of America.
Actors: Brian Unger
Format: DVD Region 4