Historical Dictionary of Washington, D.C.
Scarecrow Press

Historical Dictionary of Washington, D.C.

  • Publish Date: 2003-02-15
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Robert Benedetto;Jane Donovan;Kathleen DuVall

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Devoted to the history of our nation's capital, uniquely situated within a federal district created from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia, this Dictionary uses an A to Z approach to describe buildings, landmarks, events, and people, both living and dead, who have made an impact on Washington.

o Architects and city planners
o Artists
o Civil rights leaders
o Educators
o Mayors and administrators
o Musicians and composers, and entertainers
o Religious leaders
o Scientists
o Writers and poets

The introduction, in narrative style, summarizes the history of government and economy, cultural life, education, parks, construction of the national capital, the war of 1812, the growth of the city, and much

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