Devoted to the history of our nation's capital, uniquely situated within a federal district created from land donated by the states of Maryland and Virginia, this Dictionary uses an A to Z approach to describe buildings, landmarks, events, and people, both living and dead, who have made an impact on Washington. Highlights: o Architects and city planners o Artists o Civil rights leaders o Educators o Mayors and administrators o Musicians and composers, and entertainers o Religious leaders o Scientists o Writers and poets The introduction, in narrative style, summarizes the history of government and ecomy, cultural life, education, parks, construction of the national capital, the war of 1812, the growth of the city, and much
Robert Benedetto is Associate Librarian and Associate Professor of Bibliography at Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education in Richmond, Virginia. Jane Donovan is a freelance writer. She is the author of five books, and her articles and photography have appeared in the Washington Post, Georgetown Courier, Virginia Heritage, and other publications. Kathleen DuVall is a freelance editor. Previously she worked as managing editor of Interpretation, a quarterly journal published by the Union Theological Seminary and the Presbyterian School of Christian Education.
Jane Donovan, Kathleen DuVal, Robert Benedetto
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