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Washington 101

An Introduction to the Nation’s Capital

Authors: Green, M., Yarwood, J., Daughtery, L., Mazzenga, M.

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Washington 101 offers a layman's introduction to the richness and diversity of the nation's capital. An exploration of the history, politics, architecture, and people of the city and region, Washington 101 is a must-read for anyone curious to learn more about Washington.

About the authors

Matthew N. Green is Associate Professor of Politics at The Catholic University of America. He is the author of The Speaker of the House: A Study of Leadership and has authored or coauthored a number of articles about American politics and political institutions.

Julie Yarwood is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at The Catholic University of America. She is currently working on her dissertation, which examines the links between religion and politics during the New Deal through the perspective of local religious leaders.

Laura G. Daughtery, PhD is Associate Professor at the National Catholic School of Social Service, The Catholic University of America. She is a licensed practitioner with more than a decade of experience in Washington, DC. Prior to joining NCSSS, Daughtery spent more than two decades as a print and broadcast journalist covering Washington, DC.

Maria Mazzenga, PhD is Education Archivist at the American Catholic History Research Center and University Archives of The Catholic University of America. Her research and publications focus on US society and culture in the 1920-1950 period and American Catholic life. She is the author of American Religious Responses to Kristallnacht.

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"Admittedly written as the text for a course on the nation's capital, this book provides a sprightly, informative, and often illuminating portrait of Washington, D.C. Although aimed at D.C. college students, it could also act as a travel guide...the audience could be wide...the book's ten chapters eloquently and adroitly explore such subjects as Washington's heritage of design (the L'Enfant Plan and the McMillan Commission), its memorials and monumentality, its host of museums, its politics, its economy, and its society, rich and poor. The authors especially focus on the city's unique and constraining geographic and political boundaries and Washington's long, rich, but troubled racial history. Unlike a travel guide, all of these discussions are finely nuanced." - J. F. Bauman, University of Southern Maine, Choice January 2015 52:52-2735


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Green, Matthew N. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Rome on the Potomac: The Classical Architecture of Washington

    Green, Matthew N. (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • Memorialization, the Mall, and the National Imagination

    Green, Matthew N. (et al.)

    Pages 27-41

  • A City of Magnificent Museums

    Green, Matthew N. (et al.)

    Pages 43-57

  • Institutions, Power, and Political Community in Washington

    Green, Matthew N. (et al.)

    Pages 63-76

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  • ISBN 978-1-137-42624-6
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-43338-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover $100.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-49266-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Washington 101
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Nation’s Capital
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Matthew N. Green, Julie Yarwood, Laura Daughtery, Maria Mazzenga
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-42624-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137426246
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43338-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49266-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 270
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations
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