Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the first time, They Knew Lincoln is a classic in African American history and Lincoln studies. Part memoir and part history, the book is an account of John E. Washington's childhood among African Americans in Washington, DC, and of the black people who knew or encountered Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln. Washington recounted stories told by his grandmother's elderly friends--stories of escaping from slavery, meeting Lincoln in the Capitol, learning of the president's assassination, and hearing ghosts at Ford's Theatre. He also mined the US government archives and researched little-known figures in Lincoln's life, including William Johnson, who accompanied Lincoln from Springfield to Washington, and William Slade, the steward in Lincoln's White House. Washington was fascinated from childhood by the question of how much African Americans themselves had shaped Lincoln's views on slavery and race, and he believed Lincoln's Haitian-born barber, William de Fleurville, was a crucial influence. Washington also extensively researched Elizabeth Keckly, the dressmaker to Mary Todd Lincoln, and advanced a new theory of who helped her write her controversial book, Behind the Scenes, A new introduction by Kate Masur places Washington's book in its own context, explaining the contents of They Knew Lincoln in light of not only the era of emancipation and the Civil War, but also Washington's own times, when the nation's capital was a place of great opportunity and creativity for members of the African American elite. On publication, a reviewer noted that the "collection of Negro stories, memories, legends about Lincoln" seemed "to fill such an obvious gap in the material about Lincoln that one wonders why no one ever did it before." This edition brings it back to print for a twenty-first century readership that remains fascinated with Abraham Lincoln.
Most University of Washington fans have taken in a game or two at Husky Stadium or Hec Edmundson Pavilion. But only real fans know the full lineage of the school's "Quarterback U" reputation and can name the football and baskeball stars who went on to be Hall of Fame players. 100 Things Washington Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource for true fans of the Washington Huskies. Whether you were there for every game of the 1991 championship season or are a more recent supporter of the team, these are the 100 things every fan needs to know and do in their lifetime. Huskies beat writer Adam Jude has collected every essential piece of UW knowledge and trivia, as well as must-do activities, and ranks them all from 1 to 100, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist as you progress on your way to fan superstardom.
Historic Recipes, Entertainment, and Hospitality from Mount Vernon
Author: Mary V. Thompson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
Presents a description of how George Washington and his wife entertained at their Mount Vernon home, discussing their tableware, the guests who attended their events, the staff who prepared the meals, the ingredients used, and recipes for the actual dishes that were served.
A new edition of the study explores the life of "master spy" Walter G. Krivitsky, who exposed dangers of the Stalin regime to the West and eventually ended up dead of "suicide" in Washington, D.C., a suspicious event that has raised questions about his last years as a spy. Reprint.
The former president of CBS News narrates the intrigues, crises, and struggles that characterize television news organizations, recounts the key events of his career, and profiles colleagues, friends, and foes