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2008, ISBN: 0060842385

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Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.a place one contemporary observer called a mere swamp ´´producing nothing exc… More...

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From the acclaimed author of "Bound for Canaan" comes a major work of American history on the astonishing compromises and alliances involved in making Washington, D.C., the capital of the… More...

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Washington: The Making of the American Capital

Washington, D.C., is home to the most influential power brokers in the world. But how did we come to call D.C.—a place one contemporary observer called a mere swamp "producing nothing except myriads of toads and frogs (of enormous size)," a district that was strategically indefensible, captive to the politics of slavery, and a target of unbridled land speculation—our nation's capital? In Washington, acclaimed and award-winning author Fergus M. Bordewich turns his eye to the backroom deal making and shifting alliances between our Founding Fathers and in doing so pulls back the curtain on the lives of slaves who actually built the city. The answers revealed in this eye-opening book are not only surprising and exciting but also illuminate a story of unexpected triumph over a multitude of political and financial obstacles, including fraudulent real estate speculation, overextended financiers, and management more apt for a "banana republic" than an emerging world power.

In this page-turning work that reveals the hidden and somewhat unsavory side of the nation's beginnings, Bordewich, once again, brings his novelist's sensibility to a little-known chapter in American histo

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780060842383
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0060842385
Hardcover
Publishing year: 2008
Publisher: AMISTAD
367 Pages
Weight: 0,635 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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Detail page last modified on 2021-05-04T11:46:30-04:00 (New York)
ISBN/EAN: 9780060842383

ISBN - alternate spelling:
0-06-084238-5, 978-0-06-084238-3


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