About Washington, DC 


Taxation without Representation angers DC residents with U.S. Representative (D-DC) Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton Visitors’ Info

Selected Books on Washington, DC

Asch, Chris Myers and George Derek Musgrove. (2017). Chocolate Chip: A History of Race and  Democracy in the Nation’s Capital. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.

Bednar, Michael J. (2006). L’Enfant’s Legacy: Public Open Spaces in Washington, D.C. Baltimore, MD: John Hopkins University Press.

Beemyn, Genny. (2015). A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C.New York, NY: Routledge.

Gallaher, Carolyn. (2016). The Politics of Staying Put: Condo Conversion and Tenant Right-to-Buy in Washington, DC. Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.

Huron, Amanda. (2018). Carving out the Commons: Tenant Organizing and Housing Cooperatives in Washington, D.C.Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Hyra, Derek and Sabiyha Prince. (2016). Capital Dilemma: Growth and Inequality in Washington, DC.”  New York, NY: Routledge.

Lindsey, Treva B. (2017). Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Logan, Cameron. (2017). Historic Capital: Preservation, Race, and Real Estate in Washington,  DC. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.

Lung-Amam, Willow. 2018. “An Equitable Future for the Washington, DC Region? A ‘Regionalism Light’ Approach to Building Inclusive Neighborhoods.” In A Shared Future: Fostering Communities of Inclusion in an Era of Inequality, edited by Christopher Herbert, Jonathan Spader, Jennifer Molinsky, and Shannon Reiger. Cambridge, MA:

Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies, 192-203. Lusane, Clarence. (2011). The Black History of the White House.San Francisco, CA: City Light Books.

Prince, Sabiyha. (2016). African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital. London, United Kingdom: Routledge

Walters, Ronalds, and Toni-Michelle C. Travis. (2010). Democratic Destiny and the District of Columbia: Federal Politics and Public Policy. New York, NY: Lexington Books.

Williams, Brett. (1988). Upscaling Downtown: Stalled Gentrification in Washington, D.C.Ithaca,

NY: Cornel University Press.

Selected Articles on Washington, DC

Blumenthal, Pamela M., John R. McGinty, and Rolf Pendall. (2016). “Strategies for Increasing Housing Supply in High-Cost Cities: DC Case Study.” Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

Bockman, Johanna. (2018). “Removing the Public from Public Housing: Public-private Redevelopment of the Ellen Wilson Dwellings in Washington, DC.” Journal of Urban Affairs. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/07352166.2018.1457406

Bratman, Eve. (2011). “Development’s Paradox: Is Washington DC a Third World City?” Third World Quarterly 32(9):1541-1556.

Buckley, Jack, Mark Schneider, and Yi Shang. (2005). “Fix It and They Might Stay: School Facility Quality and Teacher Retention in Washington, D.C.” Teachers College Record 107(5):1107-1123.

Hartung, John M. and Jeffrey R. Henig. (1997). “Housing Vouchers and Certificates as a Vehicle for Deconcentrating the Poor: Evidence from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area.” Urban Affairs Review 32(3):403-419.

Howell, Kathryn L. (2017). “”For the Kids” : Children, Safety, and the Depoliticization of Displacement in Washington, DC.” Journal of Urban Affairs 40(5):721-739.

Jackson, Jonathan. (2015). “The Consequences of Gentrification for Racial Change in Washington, DC.” Housing Policy Debate 25(2):353-373.

Knox, Paul L. (1991). “The Restless Urban Landscape: Economic and Sociocultural Change and the Transformation of Metropolitan Washington, DC.” Annals of the Association of American Geographers 81(2):181-209.

McGovern, Stephen J. (1997). “Cultural Hegemony as an Impediment to Urban Protest Movements: Grassroots Activism and Downtown Development in Washington, DC.” Journal of Urban Affairs 19(4):419-443.

Masek, J.G., F.E. Lindsay, and S.N. Goward. (2000). “Dynamics of Urban Growth in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, 1973-1996, from Landsat Observations.”  International Journal of Remote Sensing 21(18):3474-3486.

Squires, Gregory D., Samantha Friedman, and Catherine E. Saidat. (2002). “Experiencing Residential Segregation: A Contemporary Study of Washington, D.C.” Urban Affairs Review 38(2):155-183.

Smith, Jackie, John D. McCarthy, Clark McPhail, and Boguslaw Augustyn. (2001). “From Protest to Agenda Building: Description Bias in Media Coverage of Protest Events in Washington, D.C..” Social Forces 79(4):1397-1423.

Tsemberis, Sam, Douglas Kent, and Christy Respress. (2011). “Housing Stability and Recovery Among Chronically Homeless persons with Co-Occurring Disorders in Washington, DC.” American Journal of Public Health 102(1):13-16.