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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


Washington Needs the Vote: Women’s Campaigns for Civil Rights in the 1930s

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

in Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how, during the 1930s, black women waged an early civil rights movement in the nation’s capital. Inspired by the militancy of the Great Depression and influenced by on-going ... 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


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 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


“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


Introduction: Jim Crow Capital

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

in Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction contextualizes black women’s politics within the historical and social landscape of political culture in black Washington. While African American women’s political activism ... More


Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Jim Crow Capital tells the story of how black women in Washington, D.C. transformed civil rights politics between 1920 and 1945. Even though no resident of the nation’s capital could cast a ballot, ... More


The Spirit of ’76: The Battle over Self-Determination and Urban Development during the Bicentennial

Lauren Pearlman

in Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653907
eISBN:
9781469653921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653907.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Lyndon Johnson administration set in motion plans to commemorate the nation’s two hundredth anniversary with extensive urban renewal efforts. Chapter Five shows that as the Bicentennial ... 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


SCLC Goes to Washington: The 1968 Poor People’s Campaign

Lauren Pearlman

in Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653907
eISBN:
9781469653921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653907.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Five years after the March on Washington and just one month after the April 1968 riots, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) returned to Washington, D.C., to stage the Poor People’s ... 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


They Just Won’t Let It Happen Here: The 1968 Riots

Lauren Pearlman

in Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653907
eISBN:
9781469653921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653907.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

On April 4, 1968, riots broke out in the capital and more than one hundred other cities following the assassination of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The uprising left thirteen people ... 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


Worker-Consumer Alliances and the Modern Black Middle Class, 1951–1970

Traci Parker

in Department Stores and the Black Freedom Movement: Workers, Consumers, and Civil Rights from the 1930s to the 1980s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648675
eISBN:
9781469648699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648675.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

The movement in southern cities is the subject of chapter 5. It explores black worker-consumer alliances (built on “linked fate”) in sit-in demonstrations and their utility in helping black ... More


Make D.C. Mean Democracy’s Capital

Lauren Pearlman

in Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653907
eISBN:
9781469653921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653907.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introduction outlines the basic parameters of the city-federal relationship, explaining how Congress’s broad controls over the nation’s capital made Washington, D.C., unique among American ... 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


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