Washington History

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Washington History (1989-present) is the only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history of our nation's capital.

Written and edited by distinguished historians, the journal is filled with scholarly articles and a rich array of images. Washington History also features content such as highlights of local blogs and history collections found throughout the city.

New Issue!

The Spring 2014 Washington History is a special issue on jazz in D.C., edited by Dr. Maurice Jackson of Georgetown University and Dr. Blair Ruble of the Woodrow Wilson Center.

  • From the Editors, by Blair Ruble and Maurice Jackson
  • “Seventh Street, Black D.C.’s Music Mecca” by Blair Ruble
  • “Great Black Music and the Desegregation of Washington, D.C.,” by Maurice Jackson
  • “Washington’s Duke Ellington,” by John Edward Hasse
  • “Interview with Bill Brower,” by Willard Jenkins
  • “Jazz Radio in Washington, a memoir,” by Rusty Hassan
  • “Legislating Jazz,” by Anna Celenza
  • “Researching D.C. Jazz,” by Mike Fitzgerald
  • Three poems by E. Ethelbert Miller
Copies may be purchased online for $20, plus $5 shipping & handling.


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