Capital and capitol
Feb 3, 2009 — On January 20th, millions of Americans descended on the nation's capital to watch the first African American swear in as President of the United States. But few of those celebrating in Washington, D.C., know the story of how the American capital came to be.
Jun 16, 2008 — 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.