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Blair A. Ruble - Washington´s U Street: A Biography - 9781421405940 - V9781421405940
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Washington´s U Street: A Biography

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Description for Washington´s U Street: A Biography Paperback. His work is a rare instance of original research told in an engaging and compelling voice. Num Pages: 432 pages, 31, 31 black & white halftones. BIC Classification: 1KBBFC; HBJK; JFC; JHB; WQH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 151 x 229 x 26. Weight in Grams: 564.
This book traces the history of the U Street neighborhood in Washington, D.C., from its Civil War-era origins to its recent gentrification. Home throughout the years to important scholars, entertainers, and political figures, as well as to historically prominent African American institutions, Washington's U Street neighborhood is a critical zone of contact between black and white America. Howard University and the Howard Theater are both located there; Duke Ellington grew up in the neighborhood; and diplomat Ralph Bunche, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and medical researcher Charles Drew were all members of the community. This robustly diverse neighborhood included residents ... Read more

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Johns Hopkins University Press United States
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Baltimore, MD, United States
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About Blair A. Ruble
Blair A. Ruble is the author of several books about the governance of cities worldwide, including Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv and Second Metropolis: Pragmatic Pluralism in Gilded Age Chicago, Silver Age Moscow, and Meiji Osaka, both also published by Johns Hopkins and the Woodrow Wilson Center. Ruble is director of the Kennan ... Read more

Reviews for Washington´s U Street: A Biography
Complete with personal profiles of past and present DC luminaries, known locally and nationally, in more than 300 pages of text Ruble takes the reader on a journey of U Street's history from its initial development following the arrival of runaway slaves to the city during the Civil War to President Obama's visit to the landmark Ben's Chili Bowl.
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