Re: Sources for Wash. D.C. Gossip?

Try reading the Washington Star newspaper archives at the LOC. They tend to have all sorts of DC chat on their editorial page and the local affairs section. If memory serves, Luke Lea was wrapped up in the Floyd acceptances scandal, so you might try reading the records of that too.

Michael J. Connolly

Professor of History

Purdue University Northwest

Re: Sources for Wash. D.C. Gossip?

Having had little success with this posting last year, I'm trying again. Anyone else trying to reconstruct Washington D.C. circles? I don't care if your input deals with the Indian Office intrigues; I'd love anything at all that helps pinpoint the power brokers, especially of the Buchanan Administration.

I have two new tidbits to offer others who are working on reconstructing social relationships at Washington...

I. This a part of "Documenting the American South," a project of the University Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

CFP: Social Practice of Human Rights 2019 (University of Dayton)

Going Against the Grain: October 1-4, 2019

2019 marks 30 years since the end of the Cold War and the beginning of an era pregnant with promise and potential for human rights, democracy, and global governance. While the world has seen substantial progress, we are facing the potential of a profoundly dystopian future instead of the utopia of our dreams.


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