The Homestead Act of 1862 had an immediate and enduring effect upon America that is still felt today. The Homestead National Monument of America Handbook
describes how under this law, more than 270 million acres - 10 percent of the land in the United States-were turned over to individuals. This beautifully designed, full-color book commemorates the lives and accomplishments of the pioneers and the changes to people, land, and the world brought by the Homestead Act. Softcover; 40 pages.
Published by Eastern National. Printed in the USA.