Washington from the Ground Up

Washington from the Ground Up

by James H. S. McGregor


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Washington from the Ground Up by James H. S. McGregor

At the confluence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers, President Washington chose a diamond-shaped site for the city that would bear his name, along with the burdens and blessings of democracy. Moving chronologically and geographically throughout the District, McGregor tells a tale of two cities: official Washington, whose stately neoclassical buildings expressed the government's power and global reach; and DC, whose minority communities, especially African Americans, lived in the shadows of poverty.

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ISBN-13: 9780674046429
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Series: From the Ground Up Series , #9
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James H. S. McGregor is Emeritus Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Georgia.

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