Capital Days

Capital Days

Michael Shiner's Journal and the Growth of Our Nation's Capital

Book - 2015
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"Michael Shiner's Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (1805-1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the raising of the Washington Monument, and on through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and numerous other 'capital days, ' this book offers readers fresh insights and background on how our nation's capital came to be. The book includes excerpts from Shiner's diary, other primary sources, archival images, and a timeline. Much as she did in Maritcha and Searching for Sarah Rector, award-winning author Tonya Bolden expertly examines the intricacies of American history through the lens of one relatable person's life"-- Provided by publisher.
"This book for young readers tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1804 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout the heavily illustrated text"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, [2015]
ISBN: 9781419707339
1419707337
Branch Call Number: B SHINER j
Characteristics: 90 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm

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