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George Washington's Washington : visions for the National Capital in the Early American Republic

Author: Adam Costanzo
Publisher: Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Series: Early American places.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book traces the history of the development, abandonment, and eventual revival of George Washington's original vision for a grand national capital on the Potomac. 'George Washington's Washington' is not simply a history of the city during the first president's life but a history of his vision for the national capital and of the local and national conflicts surrounding this vision's acceptance and implementation.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Costanzo
ISBN: 9780820352855 0820352853 9780820353890 0820353892
OCLC Number: 994206122
Description: xiii, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I. Grand visions and financial disasters. Dreams of metropolis --
Speculating in failure --
A boomtown without a boom --
Part II. A "federal town" on the Potomac. Jeffersonians and the federal city --
The limits of local control --
Part III. Making the capital national, 1814-1828. Saving and rebuilding Washington --
Striving to be a national city --
Part IV. The seat of a continental empire. A symbolic national capital --
Federal intervention --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Early American places.
Responsibility: Adam Costanzo.

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