Perpetual myth/metaphor - Washington DC swamp

Matthew Gilmore's picture

That Washington DC was built in a swamp is a perpetual myth/metaphor. Carl Abbott addresses it recently:

https://www.phillytrib.com/commentary/draining-the-swamp-a-guide-for-outsiders-and-career-politicians/article_413c9a5a-ed79-5772-aba1-9a53473024c0.html

originally

https://theconversation.com/draining-the-swamp-a-guide-for-outsiders-and-career-politicians-73422

Abbott is author of: Political Terrain: Washington, D.C., from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/646468.Political_Terrain?from_search=true

 

AND H-DC (and H-Urban) addressed this years ago (2001)--a long thread:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/28441/pages/36129/swamps-and-city-washington

 

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