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George Washington's Washington: Visions for the National Capital in the Early American Republic

Adam Costanzo
Format
Book
Published
Athens : The University of Georgia Press, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Early American Places
ISBN
9780820352855, 0820352853, 9780820353890, 0820353892, 9780820352862
Summary
This book traces the history of the development, abandonment, and eventual revival of George Washington's original vision for a grand national capital on the Potomac. 'George Washington's Washington' is not simply a history of the city during the first president's life but a history of his vision for the national capital and of the local and national conflicts surrounding this vision's acceptance and implementation.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Grand visions and financial disasters. Dreams of metropolis ; Speculating in failure ; A boomtown without a boom
  • Part II. A "federal town" on the Potomac. Jeffersonians and the federal city ; The limits of local control
  • Part III. Making the capital national, 1814-1828. Saving and rebuilding Washington ; Striving to be a national city
  • Part IV. The seat of a continental empire. A symbolic national capital ; Federal intervention.
Description
xiii, 243 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-235) and index.
Technical Details
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