Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C.

Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C.

by Sarah Luria
     
 

An imaginative analysis of the interplay between rhetoric and physical space in the creation of the nation’s capital.See more details below

Overview

An imaginative analysis of the interplay between rhetoric and physical space in the creation of the nation’s capital.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584655022
Publisher:
University of New Hampshire Press
Publication date:
11/04/2005
Series:
Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
939,404
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Politics of Circulation
George Washington’s Romance: Plotting the Federal City, 1791–1800
The Poetry of Internal Improvements: Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman in Civil War Washington
Models of National Domesticity
A House United: Frederick Douglass’s Interracial Domesticity during Reconstruction
Democracy’s Church: The Hay-Adams Houses during the Gilded Age
Epilogue
Notes
Works Cited
Index

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