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Spring 2017 | Volume 29, Number 1

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“Yes, It Can Be Done”
A Photographer’s Record of Latino Washington
BY RICK REINHARD

An illustrated, evocative memoir that documents Latino life and helps Washingtonians of all backgrounds see and appreciate local Latino culture.


mara“A Strictly White Residential Section”
The Rise and Demise of Racially Restrictive Covenants in Bloomingdale

BY SARAH JANE SHOENFELD AND MARA CHERKASKY

Ground-breaking research on the 20th-century struggle over racially restrictive housing covenants shows how covenants enforced residential segregation, distorted the city’s housing market, and left a lasting legacy on Bloomingdale and throughout Washington.


3 CROP Amos Freedmen's school scene from Mississippi, similar to DC credit HarpWeekFrances Eliza Hall
Postbellum Teacher in Washington, D.C.
BY ALCIONE M. AMOS AND PATRICIA BROWN SAVAGE
The story of a white woman from upstate New York who moved to Barry Farm/Hillsdale during Reconstruction to teach African American children and wound up staying for four decades.


choleraThe Cholera Panic in Washington and the Compromise of 1850
BY STEPHEN E. MAIZLISH
At the moment that Congress battled over whether to allow slavery in new Western states, a cholera epidemic threatened Washington, panicking residents and members of Congress alike.

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