September 2014 Issue [Letter from Washington]
Washington Is Burning
Two centuries of racial tribulation in the nation’s capital
by Andrew Cockburn,
Andrew Cockburnis the Washington editor of Harper’s Magazine. His book Kill Chain: Drones and the Rise of the High-Tech Assassins (Holt) will be published next March.
"The star-spangled banner" (Song) 1814 19th century African American African American soldiers Anniversaries British Capture by the British Destruction and pillage Francis Scott Key Fugitive slaves Great Britain. Corps of Colonial Marines History Military leadership Naval operations Participation Pearl (Schooner) Pictorial works Race relations Sir George Cockburn Slave insurrections Slavery United States War of 1812 Washington (D.C.)