Book News An alphabetical listing of people who were given land by state governments in the late 18th and early 19th centuries in return for military or other service or in compensation for damages from military operations. The entries include the claimant's name, the state, rank or reason for the grant, date, size of the grant, and whether the claimant or heirs received the land. The introduction summaries the land-grant policies of the states. indexed by heirs, representatives, and other assignees. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.