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Washington through two centuries : a history in maps and images

Author: Joseph Passonneau
Publisher: New York : Monacelli Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Built on an almost untouched plot of land on the Potomac River, Washington D.C. has grown from a collection of small villages into a major metropolis with a central position on the world stage. Author Joseph R. Passanneau has crafted an account that complements a comprehensive and detailed text with an array of images, both archival and contemporary."
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Genre/Form: History
Maps
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
Cartes
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Passonneau
ISBN: 1580930913 9781580930918
OCLC Number: 53443052
Description: 288 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Introduction : change and continuity in the national Capital --
Ch. 1. Planning the national Capital --
Map : Washington in 1800 --
Ch. 2. 1800 through the Civil War --
Maps : Washington in 1860 --
Ch. 3. The end of the Civil War to 1900 --
Maps : Washington in 1900 --
Ch. 4. 1900 to 1940 --
Maps : Washington in 1940 --
Ch. 5. 1940 to 1970 --
Maps : Washington in 1970 --
Ch. 6. 1970 to 2000 --
Maps : Washington in 2000 --
Conclusion : the national Capital at the beginning of the twenty-first century : looking to the future.
Responsibility: Joseph R. Passonneau.
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"Built on an almost untouched plot of land on the Potomac River, Washington D.C. has grown from a collection of small villages into a major metropolis with a central position on the world stage. Author Joseph R. Passanneau has crafted an account that complements a comprehensive and detailed text with an array of images, both archival and contemporary."

"Passonneau weaves his discussion around the continuous growth, change, and renewal of the city, focusing on various physical and social components - federal structures both formal and utilitarian; central and suburban neighborhoods; transportation technologies, from the stagecoach and the railroad to the Metro and the airplane; patterns of settlement based on ever changing demographics. Illustrations include hand-tinted perspective drawings, photographs from all eras of Washington's history, and sketches. Foremost among the visual material is a series of fold-out maps prepared by the author that show every structure in central Washington and Georgetown at key points in the city's history.

As the city continues to develop into the twenty-first century and beyond, these maps and books will provide reference and a guideline."--Jacket.

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