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Recent Content

Author: 
Josephine F. Pacheco
Reviewer: 
Mary Beth Corrigan

Corrigan on Pacheco, 'The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac'


Josephine F. Pacheco. The Pearl: A Failed Slave Escape on the Potomac. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2005. x + 307 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2918-9.

Reviewed by Mary Beth Corrigan (Independent Scholar)
Published on H-DC (April, 2006)

The Legacy and Significance of a Failed Mass Slave Escape

Author: 
Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, ed.
Reviewer: 
Denise Meringolo

Meringolo on Clark-Lewis, 'First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era'


Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, ed. First Freed: Washington, D.C. in the Emancipation Era. Washington: Howard University Press, 2002. 218 pp. $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88258-207-8.

Reviewed by Denise Meringolo (George Washington University, Department of American Studies)
Published on H-DC (May, 2005)

Author: 
Ernest B. Furgurson
Reviewer: 
John R. Wennersten

Wennersten on Furgurson, 'Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War'


Ernest B. Furgurson. Freedom Rising: Washington in the Civil War. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2004. xi + 463 pp. $30.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-375-40454-2.

Reviewed by John R. Wennersten (Smithsonian Museum of American History)
Published on H-DC (April, 2005)

Washington Goes To War

Author: 
Joel Achenbach
Reviewer: 
Kenneth R. Bowling

Bowling on Achenbach, 'The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West'


Joel Achenbach. The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2004. 384 pp. $26.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-684-84857-0; $14.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7432-6300-9.

Reviewed by Kenneth R. Bowling (First Federal Congress Project, George Washington University)
Published on H-DC (January, 2005)

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