Alexander Robey Shepherd:
The Man Who Built the Nation's Capital

Table of Contents

Preface:
PREFACE
Chapter One:
FAMILY ROOTS – BOYHOOD – CIVIL WAR – EARLY POLITICS
Chapter Two:
CIVIL WAR WASHINGTON – BUILDING A CAREER AND FAMILY – EARLY CONSOLIDATION STEPS
Chapter Three:
PROMOTING COMMISSIONER GOVERNMENT – DEFINING RACE VIEWS – BUSINESS AND SOCIAL VENTURES – CAPITAL REMOVAL
Chapter Four:
MOVING BEYOND BOWEN – CITY "BOOSTING" – CITIZENS REFORM ASSOCIATION
Chapter Five:
TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT – SHEPHERD STEPS UP – BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS – EARLY PROGRESS
Chapter Six:
DEFINING THE PLAN – CONFLICT OF INTEREST – PAYING FOR PROGRESS
Chapter Seven:
HASTE MAKES WASTE – FIRST INVESTIGATION – FORMIDABLE OPPONENTS – FILLING THE CANAL
Chapter Eight:
STORM CLOUDS – BITTERSWEET PROMOTION – GRANT – SECOND INVESTIGATION – TERRITORIAL GOVERNMENT REVOKED
Chapter Nine:
BANKRUPTCY – YELLOW FEVER CAMPAIGN – CHANGE OF COURSE – PLANNING FOR MEXICO
Chapter Ten:
JOURNEY WEST – CHIHUAHUA – BUILDING THE BASE – NATURE RULES – LABOR ISSUES – EXPECTATIONS IN QUESTION
Chapter Eleven:
INVESTMENT AND INTEGRITY – DIAZ HELPS OUT – DAILY LIFE – SWIFT DECLINE AND DEATH
Chapter Twelve:
TEMPORARY BURIAL – SAD TRIP HOME – INTERMENT – WASHINGTON REMEMBERS
Epilogue:
WAS IT NECESSARY? – WAS IT WORTH IT?
Acknowledgements
Note on Primary Sources
Index

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