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Re: 30 Essential Books About Washington

Robert Harrison. Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011 was published posthumously and has received less than due attention. See review below.

Lessoff on Harrison, 'Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism'
Author:
Robert Harrison
Reviewer:
Alan H. Lessoff
Robert Harrison. Washington during Civil War and Reconstruction: Race and Radicalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. x + 343 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-00232-6.

Re: 30 Essential Books About Washington

I was glad to see that Asch and Musgrove's Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital also made the Washingtonian's list. Although perhaps not of great interest to the magazine's readers, I would add Kate Masur's An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle Over Equality in Washington, D.C. (2010). This volume chronicles the rise of black economic and political power in DC after the Civil War, leading to the complete loss of home rule for a century.