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Matthew B. Gilmore

Dragging Washington through the Mud – Election 1876 (and 1880 too!)

Dragging Washington through the Mud – Election 1876 (and 1880 too!) — The Washington Center — October 12, 2016


How did the Democratic Campaign Text Books of 1876 and 1880 rewrite the history of Washington DC and why does their version persist.

CLICK Here for a PDF of the presentation: Dragging Washington through the mud – Election 1876 (and 1880 too!) [PDF]

Guest Speaker presentation for Cindy Gueli’s “Scandalous Washington: Uncovering DC history”, Fall 2016


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