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Capital Days: Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $21.95
Our Price: $4.50 USD
Qty Avail: 109

ISBN: 9781419707339
Publisher: Abrams Books
Language: English
Page Count: 90
Publication Date: 1/6/2015
Size: 8.60" l x 4.25" w x 1.51"
Series: N/A

Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (c. 1804–1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the raising of the Washington Monument, and on through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and numerous other "capital days," this book offers readers fresh insights and background on how our nation's capital came to be. The book includes excerpts from Shiner's diary, other primary sources, archival images, and a timeline.

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