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Recent Content

Author: 
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor
Reviewer: 
Marie J. Schwartz

Schwartz on Taylor, 'A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons'


Elizabeth Dowling Taylor. A Slave in the White House: Paul Jennings and the Madisons. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. xxiii + 304 pp. $28.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-230-10893-6.

Reviewed by Marie J. Schwartz (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-DC (July, 2012)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Pamela Scott
Reviewer: 
Alison K. Hoagland

Hoagland on Scott, 'Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building'


Pamela Scott. Fortress of Finance: The United States Treasury Building. Washington DC: Treasury Historical Association, 2010. Illustrations. xiv + 318 pp. $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-615-36629-6.

Reviewed by Alison K. Hoagland
Published on H-DC (December, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

The Architecture of Money

Author: 
Gail Sylvia Lowe
Reviewer: 
Ida E. Jones

Jones on Lowe, 'East of the River: Continuity and Change'


Gail Sylvia Lowe. East of the River: Continuity and Change. Washington DC: Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum, 2010. Illustrations, maps. 242 pp. $25.00 (paper), No ISBN listed.

Reviewed by Ida E. Jones
Published on H-DC (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

East toward the Rising Sun: A New Look at Southeast Washington DC

Author: 
Kate Masur
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Moore

Moore on Masur, 'An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C.'


Kate Masur. An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-3414-5.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Moore (Austin College)
Published on H-DC (October, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

Author: 
Stephen R. Ortiz
Reviewer: 
Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Murphy

Murphy on Ortiz, 'Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era'


Stephen R. Ortiz. Beyond the Bonus March and GI Bill: How Veteran Politics Shaped the New Deal Era. New York: New York University Press, 2010. xii + 249 pp. $47.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-6213-4.

Reviewed by Mary-Elizabeth Bradley Murphy (Drexel University)
Published on H-DC (September, 2011)
Commissioned by Mary Beth Corrigan

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