Sunday, August 28, 2005

The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925

The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 - A digital library of 139 books from the collections of the Library of Congress dealing with the history of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland and Virginia in the United States of America. Search by keyword or browse by subject, author, or title. Documents are displayed in text-only or page image form.

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The Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, ca. 1600-1925 comprises 139 books selected from the Library of Congress's General Collections and two books from its Rare Book and Special Collections Division. The collection includes first-person narratives, early histories, historical biographies, promotional brochures, and books of photographs that capture in words and pictures a distinctive region as it developed between the onset of European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century.

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