Dream City

Dream City

Race, Power, and the Decline of Washington, D.C

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With a new afterword covering the two decades since its first publication, two of Washington, D.C.'s most respected journalists expose one of America's most tragic ironies: how the nation's capital, often a gleaming symbol of peace and hope, is the setting for vicious contradictions and devastating conflicts over race, class, and power. Jaffe and Sherwood have chillingly chronicled the descent of the District of Columbia-congressional hearings, gangland murders, the establishment of home rule and the inside story of Marion Barry's enigmatic dynasty and disgrace. Now their afterword narrates the District's transformation in the last twenty years. New residents have helped bring developments, restaurants, and businesses to reviving neighborhoods. The authors cover the rise and fall of Mayors Adrian Fenty and Vince Gray, how new corruption charges are taking down politicians and businessmen, and how a fading Barry is still a player. The "city behind the monuments" remains flawed and polarized, but its revival is turning it into a distinct world capital - almost a dream city.
Publisher: [New York, NY?] : Argo-Navis Author Services, [2014]
Edition: 20th Anniversary edition updated with a new afterword
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9780786755936
0786755938
Branch Call Number: 975.3041 J1804D 2014
Characteristics: xxiv, 491 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Sherwood, Tom

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