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The Resource Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital, by Tonya Bolden

Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital, by Tonya Bolden

Label
Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital
Title
Capital days
Title remainder
Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital
Statement of responsibility
by Tonya Bolden
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book for young readers tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1804 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed throughout the heavily illustrated text"--
  • "Michael Shiner's Capital Days introduces young readers to Washington, D.C., during the early to mid-19th century. Spanning more than 60 years, the story of Michael Shiner (1805-1880) highlights a period of immense change in our country and its capital. Covering the burning of the city during the War of 1812, the rebuilding of the Capitol and White House, the raising of the Washington Monument, and on through the Civil War, the end of slavery, and numerous other 'capital days,' this book offers readers fresh insights and background on how our nation's capital came to be. The book includes excerpts from Shiner's diary, other primary sources, archival images, and a timeline. Much as she did in Maritcha and Searching for Sarah Rector, award-winning author Tonya Bolden expertly examines the intricacies of American history through the lens of one relatable person's life"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bolden, Tonya
Dewey number
  • 975.3/02092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shiner, Michael
  • Shiner, Michael
  • African Americans
  • Freedmen
  • Slaves
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Washington (D.C.)
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital, by Tonya Bolden
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Flames of Fire" and "Rockets' Red Glare" -- Hard Winters, an Apple Tree, and Freedom on His Mind -- An Ax, a "Snow-Storm," Lunch Baskets, and Brickbats -- "A Singular Mark," a "Splendid Day," and Standing by the Stars and Stripes -- Author's Note -- Glossary
Control code
ocn886879330
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9781419707339
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)886879330
Label
Capital days : Michael Shiner's journal and the growth of our nation's capital, by Tonya Bolden
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Flames of Fire" and "Rockets' Red Glare" -- Hard Winters, an Apple Tree, and Freedom on His Mind -- An Ax, a "Snow-Storm," Lunch Baskets, and Brickbats -- "A Singular Mark," a "Splendid Day," and Standing by the Stars and Stripes -- Author's Note -- Glossary
Control code
ocn886879330
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9781419707339
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014024668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color map
System control number
(OCoLC)886879330

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