Washington DC History Resources

Matthew B. Gilmore

2016 Washington DC History Books

What follows is a list of books on Washington DC history published  in 2016:

  • The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space. Lisa Benton-Short. University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division © 2016.
  • The residence : inside the private world of the White House. Kate Andersen Brower.  Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2016.
  • Tudor Place : America’s Story Lives Here.  Leslie L Buhler; William C Allen; Erin Kuykendall; Patricia Marie O’Donnell; Bruce White. White House Historical Association, [2016].
  • The burning of the White House : James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812.  Jane Hampton Cook. Regnery History, an imprint of Regnery Publishing, [2016]
  • The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, DC.  Carolyn Gallaher. Temple University Press, 2016.
  • Washington’s monument and the fascinating history of the obelisk. John Steele Gordon.  Bloomsbury USA, 2016
  • William Henry Jernagin in Washington, D.C. : faith in the fight for civil rights. Ida Jones. History Press, 2016.
  • Black Georgetown remembered : a history of its black community from the founding of “The Town of George” in 1751 to the present day. Kathleen Menzie Lesko, general editor & contributing author ; Valerie Babb and Carroll R. Gibbs, contributing authors. Georgetown University Press, [2016]
  • The linguistic landscape of Chinatown : a sociolinguistic ethnography.  Jackie Lou.  Multilingual Matters, [2016]
  • All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses—How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America. Marta McDowell. Timber Press, 2016. *
  • Washington, D.C.: Then and Now. Alexander D. Mitchell IV. Pavilion (2016)
  • The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln’s General, Master Builder of the Union Army. Robert O’Harrow, Jr. Simon & Schuster, 2016. *
  • Fight for old DC : George Preston Marshall, the integration of the Washington Redskins, and the rise of a new NFL.  Andrew O’Toole.  University of Nebraska Press, [2016]
  • The Nixon White House redecoration and acquisition program : an illustrated history. Patrick Phillips-Schrock.  McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
  • A garden for the president : a history of the White House grounds. Jonathan Pliska; Bruce M White. White House Historical Association, [2016]
  • African Americans and gentrification in Washington, D.C. : race, class and social justice in the nation’s capital. Sabiyha Prince.  Routledge, 2016.
  • Just another southern town : Mary Church Terrell and the struggle for racial justice in the nation’s capital. Joan Quigley.  Oxford University Press, [2016]
  • Alexander Robey Shepherd : the man who built the nation’s capital. John P Richardson. Ohio University Press, [2016]
  • Avenging Lincoln’s death : the trial of John Wilkes Booth’s accomplices.  Thomas J Reed. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press / The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, [2016]
  • Capital dames : the Civil War and the women of Washington, 1848-1868. Cokie Roberts. Harper Perennial, 2016.
  • History of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia, 1823-2014.  Alton G. Roundtree and A. Tehuti Evans. The David A. McWilliams, Sr. Research & Education Lodge, Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia. 2016. *
  • At Home in the President’s Neighborhood: A Photographic Tour. William Seale,  Bruce White. White House Historical Association, [2016]
  • Street Cars of Washington D.C. Kenneth C. Springirth. America Through Time (2016)
  • Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams. Louisa Thomas. Penguin Press, 2016.
  • King returns to Washington : explorations of memory, rhetoric, and politics in the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial.  Jefferson Walker.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
  • Making the march king : John Philip Sousa’s Washington years 1854-1893. Patrick Warfield. University of Illinois Press, 2016.
  • Begin with the past : building the National Museum of African American History & Culture. Mabel Wilson; Lonnie G Bunch. Smithsonian Books, [2016]

December 2016.

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