Washington D.C. Histories

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, “the District”, or simply D.C., is the capital of the United States. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River on the country’s East Coast. The U.S. Constitution provided for a federal district under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Congress and the District is therefore not a part of any U.S. state.

Flag_of_Washington,_D.CThe states of Maryland and Virginia each donated land to form the federal district, which included the pre-existing settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria. Named in honor of George Washington, the City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the new national capital. In 1846, Congress returned the land originally ceded by Virginia; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the District.

Washington D.C. Titles in Mid-Atlantic States Part 2

  1. WILHELMUS BRYAN, A HISTORY OF THE NATIONAL CAPITAL FROM ITS FOUNDATION THROUGH THE PERIOD OF THE ADOPTION OF THE ORGANIC ACT., THE MACMILLAN CO., 1914-16
  2. AN ENQUIRY RESPECTING THE CAPTURE OF WASHINGTON BY THE BRITISH, ON THE 24TH AUGUST, 1814: WITH EXAMINATION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION APPOINTED BY CONGRESS., 1816
  3. SOMERVEL S. MACKALL, EARLY DAYS OF WASHINGTON, NEALE CO., 1899
  4. GEORGE ALFRED TOWNSEND, HISTORIC SKETCHES AT WASHINGTON: CONTAINING A FULL RECORD OF THE ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF WASHINGTON CITY AND ITS FOUNDERS, TOGETHER WITH A DETAILED ACCOUNT OF ITS GROWTH, ITS PUBLIC BUILDINGS, THE STYLE AND EXTRAVAGANCE OF LIVING THERE, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE INSIDE WORKINGS OF THE LOBBY, AND THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS OF THE GOVERNMENT, J. BETTS & CO., 1879
  5. WILLIAM OSBORNE STODDARD, INSIDE THE WHITE HOUSE IN WAR TIMES, C. L. WEBSTER & CO., 1890
  6. BENJAMIN PERLEY POORE, PERLEY’S REMINISCENCES OF SIXTY YEARS IN THE NATIONAL METROPOLIS, HUBBARD BROTHERS PUB., 1886
  7. JOSEPH WEST MOORE, PICTURESQUE WASHINGTON. PROVIDENCE, J. A. & R. A. REID, 1887
  8. ALBERT GALLATIN RIDDLE, RECOLLECTIONS OF WAR TIMES: REMINISCENCES OF MEN AND EVENTS IN WASHINGTON, 1860-1865, G. P. PUTNAM, 1895
  9. SARAH E. VEDDER, REMINISCENCES OF DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; OR WASHINGTON CITY, SEVENTY-NINE YEARS AGO, 1830-1909, A. R. FLEMING PRINTING CO., 1909
  10. WILLIAM TINDALL, STANDARD HISTORY OF THE CITY OF WASHINGTON: FROM A STUDY OF THE ORIGINAL SOURCES, H.W. CREW & CO., 1914
  11. ROBERT SHACKLETON, THE BOOK OF WASHINGTON, THE PENNSYLVANIA PUBLISHING CO., 1923
  12. STILSON HUTCHINS, THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, PAST AND PRESENT: THE STORY OF ITS SETTLEMENT, PROGRESS, AND DEVELOPMENT, POST PUB. CO., 1885
  13. CHARLES BURR TODD, THE STORY OF WASHINGTON: THE NATIONAL CAPITAL, G.P. PUTNAMS SONS THE KNICKERBOCKER PRESS, 1893 1889
  14. FRANCIS ELLINGTON LEUPP, WALKS ABOUT WASHINGTON, LITTLE, BROWN & CO., 1915
  15. BARRY BULKLEY, WASHINGTON, OLD AND NEW, PRESS OF WASHINGTON PRINTING CO., 1914
  16. RUFUS ROCKWELL WILSON, WASHINGTON: THE CAPITAL CITY AND ITS PART IN THE HISTORY OF THE NATION., J. B. LIPPINCOTT, 1901
  17. WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT, WASHINGTON: THE NATION’S CAPITAL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 1913

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