By Andreas Daum, Christof Mauch
This assortment examines the city areas of Berlin and Washington and offers a comparative cultural background of 2 eminent realms within the sleek period. all the towns has assumed, from time to time, a legendary caliber and so they were obvious as collective symbols, with pursuits and contradictions that replicate the geographical regions they characterize. Such matters such stand within the centre of this quantity. The authors ask what those capitals have intended for the kingdom and discover the kinfolk among structure, political rules, and social truth. subject matters variety from Thomas Jefferson's rules concerning the new capital of the us to the construction of the Holocaust memorial in Berlin, from nineteenth-century viewers to small-town Washington to the protesters of the 1968 scholar circulation in West Berlin. This full of life selection of essays speaks to audiences as various as historians, city sociologists, architects and readers drawn to cultural reviews.
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64 Washington, as a federal district, still suffers today from a stipulation laid down in 1801 barring the urban population from electing members of Congress. The case of Washington reflects the enduring influence of late eighteenth-century republican thought, which argued that the federal government should not be exposed to the vagaries of the local population’s mood. 65 The presidential election of 1964 was the first in which residents of the District of Columbia could participate, and it was only in 1970 that they were granted the right to elect a nonvoting delegate to the House of Representatives.
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