90 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 26 x 27 cm
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"Tells the story of Washington, D.C., through the story of an African American man, Michael Shiner, who lived there from approximately 1804 to 1880 and who kept a journal, excerpts of which are interspersed5 throughout the heavily illustrated text"-- Provided by publisher.
Maps on lining papers.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 82-83) and index.
"Flames of fire" and "rockets' red glare" -- Hard winters, an apple tree, and freedom on his mind -- An ax, a "snow-storm," lunch baskets, and brickbats -- A "singular mark," a "splendid day," and standing by the Stars and Stripes.