A Photographic History, 1875-1965
This long overdue volume takes a nuanced look at familiar photographs and also serves to circulate widely for the first time many others, depicting all classes and strata of society. Washington History Miller and Gillette selected more than 350 black and white photographs that reveal something of the lives of the people who inhabited the nation's capital between the Guilded Age and the Great Society. American History
Fredric M. Miller is former director of Temple University's Urban Archives Center and co-author of Still Philadelphia and Philadelphia Stories. Since 1989 he has been a program officer with the National Endowment for the Humanities. Howard Gillette Jr. is professor of American Civilization and History at George Washington University, where he was founder and first director of the Center for Washington Area Studies. He has been editor of Washington History, the journal of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and a frequent contributor to books and journals on American urban and political history.
Preface Acknowledgments Part I: Modern City, 1875-1900 Chapter 1. The New Urban Landscape Chapter 2. Washingtonians Part II: Government City, 1900-1932 Chapter 3. Working in a Company Town Chapter 4. The Remade Center Chapter 5. A Web of Communities Chapter 6. Divided Lives Part III: Governing City, 1933-1945 Chapter 7. New Deal Capital Chapter 8. A Bourgeois Town Chapter 9. Homefront Headquaters Part IV: Emergent Metropolis, 1945-1965 Chapter 10. The American Way of Life Chapter 11. The Changing City Chapter 12. The Region Reshaped Epilogue Notes on Sources List of Photo Credits Index