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.
|Publisher:||Harvard University Press|
|Series:||From the Ground Up Series , #9|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)|
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