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Claiming Civic Space: The National Shrine, the Subjunctive Mood, and the Nation's Capital, 1913–1959

Thomas A. Tweed

in America's Church: The National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Catholic Presence in the Nation's Capital

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199782987
eISBN:
9780199897384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782987.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the years between the Shrine's approval and dedication, the clergy believed there was “grand work” to do. At the Shrine and beyond its threshold, the clergy hoped their efforts would secure ... More


A Strange Time to Seek a Residence in Washington: Perils and Possibilities of Life for Female Federal Clerks

Jessica Ziparo

in This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Chapter 4 describes the challenges and opportunities of life for women in the nation’s capital during the 1860s. During the Civil War, Washington, D.C., was on the front lines of the conflict. After ... More


The Southeast White House: A Local Presence in a Neglected Neighborhood

Jennifer M. McBride

in The Church for the World: A Theology of Public Witness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199755684
eISBN:
9780199932160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755684.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter seven examines a Washington D.C. inner city hospitality house that has intentionally made itself present in “the forgotten quadrant” of the nation's capital. As a local presence it is ... More


No South to Us: African American Federal Employees in Republican Washington

Eric S. Yellin

in Racism in the Nation's Service: Government Workers and the Color Line in Woodrow Wilson's America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607207
eISBN:
9781469608020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469607207.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Washington, D.C. as the nation's most important city for African Americans at the turn of the twentieth century. Black Washingtonians' cultural and educational institutions, ... More


Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Treva B. Lindsey

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. examines the expressive culture of African American women in Washington, D.C. during the early twentieth century. Honing in on the ... More


A Lincoln for the Masses: Daniel Chester French's Seated Lincoln (1922), Washington, D.C.

James A. Percoco

in Summers with Lincoln: Looking for the Man in the Monuments

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228959
eISBN:
9780823234981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228959.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. remains the greatest public space in America, the ultimate destination monument. It is unlikely that the two men most responsible for ... More


“The Sensation of This Week”: Archaeology and the Battle of Fort Stevens

John Bedell and Stephen Potter

in From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049441
eISBN:
9780813050195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049441.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In July 1864, the nation's capital came under enemy attack. With 14,000 men, Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal Early launched a bold raid on the North which brought him to the outskirts of Washington D.C. ... More


Hodge’s Family at War

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0050
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter Fifty looks at Hodge and his family during the Civil War. As was true of most of the United States, Hodge had personal ties to the War. His fourth son, John, served for a time, and his ... More


School Vouchers: Results from Randomized Experiments

Paul E. Peterson, William G. Howell, Patrick J. Wolf, and David E. Campbell

in The Economics of School Choice

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226355337
eISBN:
9780226355344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226355344.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Behavioural Economics

This chapter compares the standardized test achievement of students who are randomly given and not given school vouchers in New York City, Washington D.C. and Dayton, Ohio, and discusses the key ... More


Introduction

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

In search of greater educational, employment, social, political, and cultural opportunities, many African American women migrated to Washington with formerly unimaginable aspirations and expectations ... More


Make Me Beautiful: Aesthetic Discourses of New Negro Womanhood

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter closely engages African American beauty culture. Advertisements for beauty products such as hair pomades and skin bleaches comprised a significant portion of advertisements in African ... More


This Grand Experiment: When Women Entered the Federal Workforce in Civil War-Era Washington, D.C.

Jessica Ziparo

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635972
eISBN:
9781469635989
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635972.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the volatility of the Civil War, the federal government opened its payrolls to women. Although the press and government officials considered the federal employment of women to be an innocuous ... More


Middle-Class Midwifery: Transforming Birth Practices in Suburban Washington, D.C.

Wendy Kline

in Coming Home: How Midwives Changed Birth

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780190232511
eISBN:
9780190232542
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190232511.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Family History

Chapter 2, “Middle-Class Midwifery: Transforming Birth Practices in Suburban Washington, D.C.,” investigates the individuals and organizations that began to promote home birth in the 1970s. Many of ... More


Climbing the Hilltop: New Negro Womanhood at Howard University

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

By the first decade of the twentieth century, Howard University emerged as the premier institution for higher learning for African Americans. Using the life of Lucy Diggs Slowe, a Howard alumnus and ... More


Humanitarianism’s Markets: Brokering the Domestic Labor of Black Refugees, 1861–1872

Andrew Urban

in Brokering Servitude: Migration and the Politics of Domestic Labor during the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780814785843
eISBN:
9780814764749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785843.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 2 focuses on the period of the Civil War and Reconstruction, when formerly enslaved persons, classified as “contrabands” and refugees, were placed as domestic workers in northern households. ... More


Performing and Politicizing “Ladyhood”: Black Washington Women and New Negro Suffrage Activism

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter explores the suffrage activism of black women in Washington. As one of the most pressing political issues of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the fight for universal ... More


Saturday Night at the S Street Salon: New Negro Women Playwrights

Treva B. Lindsey

in Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252041020
eISBN:
9780252099571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041020.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter introduces one of the most understudied communities of New Negro writers. Commencing in the 1920s, African American writer Georgia Douglas Johnson invited writers to her home on Saturday ... More


Chocolate City: A History of Race and Democracy in the Nation's Capital

Chris Myers Asch and George Derek Musgrove

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635866
eISBN:
9781469635873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635866.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Monumental in scope and vividly detailed, Chocolate City tells the tumultuous, four-century story of race and democracy in our nation’s capital. Emblematic of the ongoing tensions between America’s ... More


President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Adrian Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book provides a historical survey of African Americans involved in food service for U.S. presidents and the First Families. The main themes of this book are that these African Americans were ... More


Jenkins’ Heritage and Youth

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides a background on C. Francis Jenkins' heritage and youth. Jenkins' life spanned six decades of American history that witnessed the birth of photography, radio, television, the ... More


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