Freedom's cap : the United States Capitol and the coming of the Civil War (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Freedom's cap : the United States Capitol and the coming of the Civil War

Author: Guy Gugliotta
Publisher: New York : Hill and Wang, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The history of the modern U.S. Capitol, the iconic seat of American government, is also the chronicle of America's most tumultuous years. An award-winning journalist has captured with impeccable detail the clash of personalities behind the building of the Capitol and its extraordinary design and engineering.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Guy Gugliotta
ISBN: 9780809046812 0809046814 9780809046836 0809046830
OCLC Number: 709673926
Description: viii, 486 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: "Congress House" --
Planting the seed --
Jefferson Davis loses one and wins one --
The contest --
Thomas U. Walter in charge --
Sharks in the water --
Jefferson Davis returns --
Engineer in charge --
Walter has a new idea --
The alien menace --
"A lively old man with a very red nose" --
Bleeding Kansas --
A new House of Representatives --
The feud --
Meigs under siege --
Swan song --
Tying off loose ends --
Freedom's cap.
Responsibility: Guy Gugliotta.

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