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Author: Politics of Slavery Shaped Nation's Capitol

Jun 16, 2008 (Tell Me More) — In his new book, Washington: The Making of the American Capital, Fergus Bordewich reveals how Washington, D.C., became the nation's seat of power and -- perhaps a lesser-known fact -- how the historic enslavement of African-Americans played a role in that designation. Bordewich talks about his new book.

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