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Author Bordewich, Fergus M.

Title Washington : the making of the American capital / Fergus M. Bordewich.

Published New York : Amistad, [2008]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  975.301 BORD    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description 367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page [341-356]) and index.
Contents Prologue: The Question of the Capital -- Ch. 1. The New Machine of Government -- Ch. 2. Dinner at Jefferson's -- Ch. 3. Potomac Fever -- Ch. 4. A Cloudy Business -- Ch. 5. The Metropolis of America -- Ch. 6. An Alarming and Serious Time -- Ch. 7. Irresistible Temptations -- Ch. 8. A Scene of Distress -- Ch. 9. The General's Last Campaign -- Ch. 10. The Capital of a Great Nation -- Epilogue: Summer, 1814.
Summary "In Washington, Fergus M. Bordewich turns his eye to the backroom deal making and shifting alliances among 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject City planning -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 18th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 18th century.
United States -- Capital and capitol -- History -- 18th century.
Washington (D.C.) -- Politics and government -- To 1878.
ISBN 9780060842383 (alk. paper)
0060842385 (alk. paper)