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Freedom's cap : the United States Capitol and the coming of the Civil War / Guy Gugliotta.

Author/Creator:
Gugliotta, Guy.
Publication:
New York : Hill and Wang, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
viii, 486 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.) -- History.
Washington (D.C.) -- Buildings, structures, etc.
United States -- History -- 1849-1877.
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887.
Meigs, Montgomery C. (Montgomery Cunningham), 1816-1892.
Summary:
The history of the modern U.S. Capitol, the iconic seat of American government, is also the chronicle of America's most tumultuous years. An award-winning journalist has captured with impeccable detail the clash of personalities behind the building of the Capitol and its extraordinary design and engineering.
Contents:
"Congress House"
Planting the seed
Jefferson Davis loses one and wins one
The contest
Thomas U. Walter in charge
Sharks in the water
Jefferson Davis returns
Engineer in charge
Walter has a new idea
The alien menace
"A lively old man with a very red nose"
Bleeding Kansas
A new House of Representatives
The feud
Meigs under siege
Swan song
Tying off loose ends
Freedom's cap.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-460) and index.
Local notes:
Athenaeum copy: Gift of the author.
ISBN:
9780809046812 (alk. paper)
0809046814 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
709673926