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Washington from the ground up

Author: James H McGregor
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.
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"Washington from the Ground Up tells the story of a nation whose Enlightenment ideals were tested in the fires of rebellion, removal, and resistance. It is also a tale of two cities: official Washington, whose stately neoclassical buildings expressed the government's power and global reach; and DC, whose minority communities, especially African Americans, lived in the shadows of poverty. Moving chronologically and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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McGregor, James H. (James Harvey), 1946-
Washington from the ground up.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608385730
Online version:
McGregor, James H. (James Harvey), 1946-
Washington from the ground up.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)631302982
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H McGregor
ISBN: 9780674046429 0674046420 9780674026049 0674026047
OCLC Number: 80358360
Description: 325 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Diamond city --
A Capitol by design --
Temple of freedom --
The Hill and beyond --
The president's house --
Burgeoning bureaucracy --
Public walks --
Citizens of DC.
Responsibility: James H.S. McGregor.
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CONTENTS Introduction I 1 Diamond City 9 2 A Capitol by Design 37 3 Temple of Freedom 69 4 The Hill and Beyond 111 5 The President's House 141 6 Burgeoning Bureaucracy 181 7 Public Walks 213 8 Citizens of DC 261 Information 299 Further Reading 303 Acknowledgments 305 Illustration Credits 307 Index 390 Maps 326

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