Remembering Georgetown: A History of the Lost Port City

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Before John and Jackie lent a touch of Camelot to the famous red-bricked rows and even before the founding of the nation's capital, Georgetown was an influential port city. Men such as the charismatic Scot Ninian Beall came to the Potomac shores to capitalize on the riches of the New World. Beaver pelts, great hogsheads of tobacco, and slaves all crossed the wharves of George Town. Through a series of vignettes, Missy Loewe and David Mould chronicle the fascinating history of the nation's oldest neighborhood. Discover the lost port city from the days of the Revolution and the terror of the War of 1812 to the founding of Georgetown University and the town's incorporation in the District of Columbia.
ISBN: 9781596296817
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: District of Columbia
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 74
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
David Mould is a writer and public relations executive living in DC. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, and was a foreign correspondent for the United Press International news agency—he also served as their South Carolina State Editor and Managing Editor for the Southern U.S. David has been a space writer and an instructor at the University of South Carolina and the University of Tennessee. Currently, he works as NASA's Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs. Missy Loewe is a local writer and photographer and has worked on three books and numerous magazine articles. She is the academic dean of the Washington School of Photography in Bethesda, MD, and president of the Capitol Arts Network. Ms. Loewe and Mr. Mould co-authored Historic Gravestone Art of Charleston, S.C. 1695-1802.
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