Washington : A History of the Capital, 1800-1950,
Princeton Legacy Library Edition
by Constance McLaughlin Green
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0691616752 | 1094 Pages | PDF | 89 MB
A one-volume edition, this history of Washington was originally published in two parts. Washington: Village and Capital, 1800-1878 was awarded the 1963 Pulitzer Prize for History.
In second part Constance Green describes the development of the local community, its citizens and institutions, through the years following World War II. Particularly interesting is the dominant role played by the Washington Negro community, which had early become the cultural center of American Negro society. The conflicts, ambitions, and antagonisms of this city within a city are here given sympathetic and objective exposition.
Originally published in 1977.
For some time before her unfortunate death in 1975, Constance McLaughlin Green had hoped to prepare a one-volume abridgment of her history of our nation’s capital. Illness prevented her from completing her task, but her work is so valuable and the demand for it so great that Princeton University Press has reissued the history in its entirety. The cloth edition consists of the two volumes as originally published: Volume 1, Washington: Village and Capital, 1800-1878; Volume 2, Washington: Capital City, 1879-1950. For the paperback edition, the two volumes have been bound together, without change, and the resultant single volume has been given the title Washington: A History of the Capital, 1800-1950.
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