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Washington is burning

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Published by Millbrook Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English



  • Washington (D.C.),
  • United States


  • Jennings, Paul, b. 1799 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Madison, Dolley, 1768-1849 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Child slaves -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Slaves -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • African American boys -- Washington (D.C.) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Washington (D.C.) -- History -- Capture by the British, 1814 -- Juvenile literature,
  • United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Marty Rhodes Figley ; illustrations by Craig Orback.
GenreJuvenile literature., Biography
SeriesOn my own history
ContributionsOrback, Craig, ill.
LC ClassificationsE356.W3 F45 2006
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3398498M
ISBN 101575058758
ISBN 109781575058757
LC Control Number2005011933

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