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Washington : the making of the American capital

Author: Fergus M Bordewich
Publisher: New York : Amistad, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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From the acclaimed author of "Bound for Canaan" comes a major work of American history on the astonishing compromises and alliances involved in making Washington, D.C., the capital of the new nation.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fergus M Bordewich
ISBN: 9780060842383 0060842385
OCLC Number: 190842575
Description: 367 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: the question of the capital --
The new machine of government --
Dinner at Jefferson's --
Potomac fever --
A cloudy business --
The metropolis of America --
An alarming and serious time --
Irresistible temptations --
A scene of distress --
The general's last campaign --
The capital of a great nation --
Epilogue: summer, 1814.
Responsibility: Fergus M. Bordewich.
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From the acclaimed author of "Bound for Canaan" comes a major work of American history on the astonishing compromises and alliances involved in making Washington, D.C., the capital of the new nation.

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