Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

Book talk: Washington: A History of Our National City–Tom Lewis Oct 18, 2015

Book talk: Washington: A History of Our National City–Tom Lewis Oct 18, 2015

Sunday, October 18, 2015 1 p.m. Politics and Prose

In his fourth book, Lewis, a Skidmore English professor emeritus, editor of the letters of Hart Crane, and the historian ofThe Hudson, charts the growth of Washington, D.C. from its namesake’s initial proposal in January, 1791, to its current status as the 23rd-most populous city in the United States. Much has happened since the federal government took up residence in the District in December, 1800, and Lewis tracks the various social, political, and economic changes, showing how events inside the beltway paralleled those outside it.

Politics and Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW
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