Historical Dictionary Of Washington, D.c. by Robert BenedettoHistorical Dictionary Of Washington, D.c. by Robert Benedetto

Historical Dictionary Of Washington, D.c.

byRobert Benedetto, Jane Donovan, Kathleen Duvall

Hardcover | January 9, 2003

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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 economy, 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 Co...
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Title:Historical Dictionary Of Washington, D.c.Format:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 8.72 × 5.76 × 1.22 inPublished:January 9, 2003Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0810840944

ISBN - 13:9780810840942

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Editor's Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Maps Chapter 5 Chronology Chapter 6 Introduction Chapter 7 THE DICTIONARY Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Appendix 1: Washington D.C., at a Glance Chapter 10 Appendix 2: Washington History Collections Chapter 11 Appendix 3: Calendar of Annual Events Chapter 12 Appendix 4: Mayors, Governors, and Founding Commissioners Chapter 13 Appendix 5: Buildings and Architects Chapter 14 About the Author

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The authors...have done an admirable job of distilling the enormous and increasing volume of information on Washington's people, places, and events into a practical handbook for scholars and writers, museum and site administrators, archivists, librarians, and other historical practitioners. [This handbook]...should evolve into an appreciated resource for Washington's residents and students...