Washington, D.C., During the Civil War John Richardson, author of Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital, talked about renovations of Washington, D.C., during… read more

Washington, D.C., During the Civil War John Richardson, author of Alexander Robey Shepherd: The Man Who Built the Nation’s Capital, talked about renovations of Washington, D.C., during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Mr. Richardson argued that political boss Alexander Shepherd’s corrupt practices led to wasted money, a poorly designed sewage system, and wooden planked roads that deteriorated after only two years. close

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323949-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 15, 2015 | 11:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Feb 16, 2015 | 5:03am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Feb 15, 2015 | 11:05am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 16, 2015 | 5:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
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