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Author: 
Frederick W. Gooding
Reviewer: 
Michael Dennis

Dennis on Gooding, 'American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981'

Frederick W. Gooding. American Dream Deferred: Black Federal Workers in Washington, D.C., 1941-1981. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. ix + 245 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8229-4539-0.

Reviewed by Michael Dennis (Acadia University) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2019) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Author: 
Victor T. King, ed.
Reviewer: 
Christa Adams

Adams on King, 'UNESCO in Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective'

Victor T. King, ed. UNESCO in Southeast Asia: World Heritage Sites in Comparative Perspective. NIAS Studies in Asian Topics Series. Copenhagen: NIAS Press, 2015. Illustrations. xv + 463 pp. $32.00 (paper), ISBN 978-87-7694-174-1.

Reviewed by Christa Adams (Miami University of Ohio Regionals) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2019) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Query - GAR Potomac Department circulars

I am having difficulty locating any Department of the Potomac, Grand Army of the Republic circulars - specifically one from March 25 1901. Does anyone have advice? I have consulted the encampment proceedings for 1901 and 1902 and did not find it. The GAR records project shows nothing on DC for DC. It is referenced in Adjutant General records at NARA, but no copy was included.

 

Matthew Gilmore

dchist@hotmail.com

Author: 
Clayton Nall
Reviewer: 
Bruce Seely

Seely on Nall, 'The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities'

Clayton Nall. The Road to Inequality: How the Federal Highway Program Polarized America and Undermined Cities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. 170 pp. $99.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-41759-4.

Reviewed by Bruce Seely (Michigan Technological University) Published on H-FedHist (February, 2019) Commissioned by Caryn E. Neumann (Miami University of Ohio Regionals)

Query: Civil War veterans 19th century access to service records

First question:

I'm researching someone who compiled, or claimed to compile, Civil War veterans's service records for them (perhaps). The question is, how would a veteran document his military service on his own? Would he have had access to records through the War Department or the Pension Office?

---followup-- does anyone know any legitimate services in the 19th C in Washington to help veterans document their military service?

Matthew Gilmore dchist@hotmail.com

 

 

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