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Fall 2017 | Volume 29, Number 2

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“Statehood is Far More Difficult”
The Struggle for D.C. Self-Determination, 1980-2017
BY GEORGE DEREK MUSGROVE

Follow the most recent steps—forward and backward—in the perennial fight for full democracy for the District of Columbia.


Tracing a Bethesda, Maryland, African American Community and Its Contested Cemetery
BY DAVID KATHAN, AMY RISPIN, AND L. PAIGE WHITLEY

Pioneering research uncovers an African American community that once lived and worked on River Road.

 

 


“Thank You, General Ross”
How Washington Won the Battle to Keep the Federal Government in 1814
BY KENNETH R. BOWLING

A provocative look at how the British decision to burn Washington’s public buildings ended up ensuring that Congress and the government remained committed to staying in Washington.

 

 


Becoming a “Force for Desegregation”
The Girl Scouts and Civil Rights in the Nation’s Capital
BY MIYA CAREY

Details the struggle to make D.C. area troops live up to the founder’s 1912 promise that Girl Scouting be “open to all girls.”

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