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Washington, the City and the Seat of Government (Classic Reprint)

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Washington for so long a period played the part of Ugly Duckling among our urban centers, was for so many years allowed by its legal spon sors to remain in a state of rustic backwardness, that early Americans acquired a habit of think ing of their capital with indifference and speaking of it slightingly. Not. Until sixty-five years after it became the seat of the government was it uh questionably accepted as the permanent center of the country, and still another decade passed before Congress assumed its equitable share of the burden Of maintenance and improvement, and so made it possible for the city to grow to its present con dition Of beauty and magnificence. The factors that militated against the growth of the city, the actual and constructive relations that existed between the municipality and the Government, and the Splendid struggle made by the inhabitants to lift the capital out of the Slough of stagnation in which it lay for more than half a century, are not generally known. They are matters that have been omitted, as a rule, from books dealing with the city of Washington, but the writer of the present volume believes that he has served a useful purpose in setting them forth at some length.

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Titel: Washington, the City and the Seat of Government (Classic Reprint)
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EAN: 9780332914947
ISBN: 0332914941
Format: Fester Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 548
Gewicht: 883g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T33mm
Jahr: 2017