Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Slavery & Emancipation in Washington, D.C. – Bibliography

Slavery & Emancipation in Washington, D.C. – Bibliography Timeline to abolition: 1836, “Gag Rule” prohibits discussion in Congress of abolition of slavery 1850 Slave trade abolished in Washington, D.C. Bill … Continue reading

April 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

State and Local Tax Burdens on Households in the Metro Area: DC’s Are Lowest

Originally posted on District, Measured:
In 2013, a household in the District’s suburbs with an income of $75,000 paid 9 percent to 25 percent more in state and local taxes than…

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Hidden Washington: Tiber Creek

Originally posted on Park View, D.C.:
Tiber Creek (or Goose Creek) is not something many people talk about much any more, much less know about, despite its importance to…

April 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Day that Changed American History

Originally posted on Circulating Now from NLM:
By Roxanne Beatty and Jill L. Newmark This week, Circulating Now marks a pivotal event in American history with a short series of…

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

President Lincoln’s Assassination: 150 Years Later: April 14 & 15, 2015 Ford’s Theatre & Petersen House Washington, DC LIVE on American History TV on C-SPAN 2

President Lincoln’s Assassination: 150 Years Later   April 14 & 15, 2015 Ford’s Theatre & Petersen House Washington, DC LIVE on American History TV on C-SPAN 2 American History TV, usually … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Grant Circle Historic District Approved

An amended version of the proposed Grant Circle Historic District was approved April 2, 2015 Map: DESIGNATION HEARING Grant Circle Historic District, 4 through 33 Grant Circle, 519 (513) Varnum … Continue reading

April 13, 2015 · Leave a comment