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Freedom's Cap

The United States Capitol and the Coming of the Civil War

Freedom's Cap( )
Author: Gugliotta, Guy
ISBN:978-0-8090-4683-6
Publication Date:Jun 2013
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $29.99
Book Description:

The history of the modern United States Capitol, the iconic seat of the U.S. government, is also the history of America's most tumultuous years. As the majestic new building rose above Washington's skyline, battles over slavery and secession were ripping the country apart. Ground was broken just months after Congress adopted the compromise of 1850. Workers began to bolt the Capitol's 9-million-pound cast-iron dome into place in 1856. The statueFreedomwas placed atop it in...
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Book Details
Pages:496
Detailed Subjects: Travel / United States / South / South Atlantic (Dc, De, Fl, Ga, Md, Nc, Sc, Va, Wv)
History / United States / 19Th Century
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.8 x 22.3 x 3.5 cm
Book Weight:0.525 Kilograms



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