Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia

Food on the Streets: Street vending in the District of Columbia Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: https://intowner.com/2020/03/24/food-on-the-streets-street-vending-in-the-district-of-columbia/ By Matthew B. Gilmore*   In 19th century Washington sales of goods … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Replay: Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia

Washington’s Lost Month: the 1918-19 Spanish Influenza Epidemic in the District of Columbia By Matthew B. Gilmore [CLICK HERE for complete article: http://intowner.com/2018/10/01/washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ ] CLICK HERE for a timeline of the month: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/timeline-washingtons-lost-month-the-1918-19-spanish-influenza-epidemic-in-the-district-of-columbia/ … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Irish Washington DC — 2020 update

originally here: https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/bibliography-irish-washington-dc/ Swampoodle history blog post-Feb 4th, 2018:  Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the Tiber Valley Swampoodle history blog post resources: What Once Was–Making Washington’s “Swampoodle”: Irish Neighborhood in the … Continue reading

March 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

How HathiTrust is better than Google Books

Describing how the Library of Congress researcher card provides access to important resources (https://matthewbgilmore.wordpress.com/2020/02/24/unexpected-uses-of-your-library-of-congress-researcher-card-hathitrust-digital-library/) raises the question of why and in what way are those resources valuable–and worth using rather … Continue reading

February 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Unexpected uses of your Library of Congress researcher card — Hathitrust Digital Library

To use materials held by the Library of Congress, the District of Columbia’s only public research library, readers (users/patrons) must register for a reader card. It is simple and painless … Continue reading

February 24, 2020 · 1 Comment

When Historic Preservation Helps Cities: A Response to Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times — by Preservation Maryland

Preservation volunteer workday in Charles County, 2017. When Historic Preservation Helps Cities: A Response to Binyamin Appelbaum of the New York Times 01/27/2020 BY NICHOLAS A. REDDING FROM: https://www.preservationmaryland.org/when-historic-preservation-helps-cities-a-response-to-binyamin-appelbaum/ With all … Continue reading

January 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Kip Lornell – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Capital bluegrass : hillbilly music meets Washington D.C.”

Capital Bluegrass: Hillbilly Music Meets Washington, D.C. – Kip Lornell https://global.oup.com/academic/product/capital-bluegrass-9780199863112?cc=us&lang=en& What inspired you to write this book?  Since moving to Washington, DC, in 1988 for a post-doctoral fellowship at Smithsonian Folkways, … Continue reading

January 22, 2020 · Leave a comment

Jeff Forret – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts”

“Williams’ Gang: A Notorious Slave Trader and His Cargo of Black Convicts” Cambridge University Press, January 2020. https://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/history/early-republic-and-antebellum-history/williams-gang-notorious-slave-trader-and-his-cargo-black-convicts?format=HB Tell us about the book. Williams’ Gang tells the story of Washington, … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

James Conroy – Interview with a Washington DC History Author – “Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac”

Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac October 2019. https://rowman.com/isbn/9781538108468/jefferson’s-white-house-monticello-on-the-potomac Tell us about the book Jefferson’s White House: Monticello on the Potomac is the first book devoted to the President’s … Continue reading

January 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Pneumatic tubes: technological innovation and politics in Shepherd-era Washington DC

Excerpts.. . For complete column CLICK: Pneumatic tubes: technological innovation and politics in Shepherd-era Washington DC By Matthew B. Gilmore* Deep in the archives of the Smithsonian Institution is a … Continue reading

January 6, 2020 · Leave a comment