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Capital Speculations: Writing and Building Washington, D.C.

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In this lively study, Sarah Luria pursues the vital political connection between architecture and literature in the formation in 1791 of America's grand new capital city. City planners believed that designing Washington, D.C. as a physical model of the Constitution and its balance of powers would help citizens bond with the newly created nation. Although wildly ambitious, ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published November 4th 2005 by University of New Hampshire
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