Hidden History of Alexandria, D.C.

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This groundbreaking history uncovers a long-forgotten period in the 19th century when Alexandria left the commonwealth of Virginia and became incorporated into the fledgling District of Columbia. It was an experiment that failed after half a century of neglect and a growing animosity between North and South. However, it was a fascinating time when cannon were dragged onto city streets for political rallies, candidates plied their voters with liquor and devastating fires ravaged ...

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Overview

This groundbreaking history uncovers a long-forgotten period in the 19th century when Alexandria left the commonwealth of Virginia and became incorporated into the fledgling District of Columbia. It was an experiment that failed after half a century of neglect and a growing animosity between North and South. However, it was a fascinating time when cannon were dragged onto city streets for political rallies, candidates plied their voters with liquor and devastating fires ravaged the city.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781609492816
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 616,781
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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Michael Lee Pope is an award-winning journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for the Alexandria Gazette Packet, WAMU 88.5 News, the New York Daily News and the Tallahassee Democrat. A native of Moultrie, Georgia, he grew up in Durham, North Carolina, and graduated from high school in Tampa, Florida. He has a master’s degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he lives in the Yates Gardens neighborhood with his lovely wife, Hope Nelson.
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