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Kennon, Donald R. 1948-

Overview
Works: 25 works in 126 publications in 1 language and 11,459 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Guidebooks  Bibliography  Biography  Art 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald R Kennon
The Committee on Ways and Means : a bicentennial history 1789-1989 by Donald R Kennon( Book )

12 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington past and present : a guide to the Nation's capital by Donald R Kennon( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1993 in English and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A complete guidebook to the nation's capital
The speakers of the U.S. House of Representatives : a bibliography, 1789-1984 by Donald R Kennon( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The United States Capitol : designing and decorating a national icon( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The United States Capitol: Designing and Decorating a National Icon combines the papers from the United States Capitol Historical Society's first two conferences dedicated to the visual history and appreciation of this most significant of public buildings in the United States."--Jacket
Neither separate nor equal : Congress in the 1790s( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing Congress : origins and establishment of the First Federal Congress by United States Capitol Historical Society( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inventing Congress collects the best available scholarship on the First Federal Congress, revisiting the record from a perspective of two hundred years. Fresh, informative, and enlightening, the essays touch on some of the formidable challenges facing the leaders of the new republic." "The papers collected in Inventing Congress originated in two conferences held in 1994 and 1995 sponsored by the United States Capitol Historical Society in its series, "Perspectives on the History of Congress, 1789-1801.""--BOOK JACKET
The House and Senate in the 1790s : petitioning, lobbying, and institutional development( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A republic for the ages : the United States Capitol and the political culture of the early republic by Donald R Kennon( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Establishing Congress : the removal to Washington, D.C., and the election of 1800( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the end of the 1790s, in rapid succession, George Washington died, the federal government moved to Washington, D.C., and the election of 1800 put Thomas Jefferson and the Democratic-Republican Party in charge of the federal government." "Establishing Congress dispels the myths and misinformation that surround the federal government's move to Washington and demonstrates that the election of 1800 changed American party polities forever, establishing the success of the American experiment in government and completing the founding of the Republic. It also contends that the lame-duck session of Congress had far-reaching implications for the governance of the District of Columbia."--BOOK JACKET
Congress and the emergence of sectionalism : from the Missouri Compromise to the age of Jackson( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montgomery C. Meigs and the building of the nation's Capital( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American pantheon : sculptural and artistic decoration of the United States Capitol( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and the crisis of the 1850s by Donald R Kennon( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the long decade from 1848 to 1861 America was like a train speeding down the track, without an engineer or brakes. The new territories acquired from Mexico had vastly increased the size of the nation, but debate over their status-and more importantly the status of slavery within them-paralyzed the nation. Southerners gained access to the territories and a draconian fugitive slave law in the Compromise of 1850, but this only exacerbated sectional tensions. Virtually all northerners, even those who supported the law because they believed that it would preserve the union, despised being t
In the shadow of freedom : the politics of slavery in the national capital( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world's most important free republic. Black slaves served and sustained the legislators, bureaucrats, jurists, cabinet officials, military leaders, and even the presidents who lived and worked there. While slaves quietly kept the nation's capital running smoothly, lawmakers debated the place of slavery in the nation, the status of slavery in the territories newly acquired from Mexico, and even the legality of the slave trade in itself. In the Shadow of Freedom, with essays by some of the most distinguished historians in the nation, explores the twin issues of how slavery made life possible in the District and how lawmakers in the District regulated slavery in the nation
Lincoln, Congress, and emancipation( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Lincoln took office, in March 1861, the national government had no power to touch slavery in the states where it existed. Lincoln understood this, and said as much in his first inaugural address, noting: 'I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists.'" How, then, asks Paul Finkelman in the introduction to Lincoln, Congress, and Emancipation, did Lincoln-who personally hated slavery-lead the nation through the Civil War to January 1865, when Congress passed the constitutional amendment that ended slavery outright? The essays in this book examine the route Lincoln took to achieve emancipation, and how it is remembered both in the United States and abroad. The ten contributors-all on the cutting edge of contemporary scholarship on Lincoln and the Civil War-push our understanding of this watershed moment in US history in new directions. They present wide-ranging contributions to Lincoln studies, including a parsing of the sixteenth president's career in Congress in the 1840s and a brilliant critique of the historical choices made by Stephen Spielberg and writer Tony Kushner in the movie Lincoln, about the passage of the thirteenth amendment. As a whole, these classroom-ready readings provide fresh and essential perspectives on Lincoln's deft navigation of constitutional and political circumstances to move emancipation forward
"A knit of identity," marriage and reform in mid-Victorian America by Donald R Kennon( )

3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and the people's contest. The Conduct of the Civil War( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Civil War was the first ever to be fought with railroads moving troops and the telegraph connecting civilian leadership to commanders in the field. New developments arose at a moment's notice. As a result, the young nation's political structure and culture often struggled to keep up. When war began, Congress was not even in session. By the time it met, the government had mobilized over 100,000 soldiers, battles had been fought, casualties had been taken, some civilians had violently opposed the war effort, and emancipation was underway. This set the stage for Congress to play catch-up for much of the conflict. The result was an ongoing race to pass new laws and set policies. Throughout it all, Congress had to answer to a fractured and demanding public. In Congress and the People's Contest, Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon have assembled some of the nation's finest scholars of American history and law to tease apart the fraught interactions between Congress and the American people as they navigated a cataclysmic and unprecedented war. Displaying a variety and range of focus that will make the book a classroom must, the essays here show how these interactions took place-sometimes successfully, and sometimes less so
A knit of identity : marriage and reform in mid-Victorian America by Donald R Kennon( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the nation's capital by Donald R Kennon( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Flag of the United States and state flags, seals & mottoes by Donald R Kennon( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A detailed and descriptive narrative is presented about the U.S. flag's history, development, symbolic meaning, and overall importance. Information about the U.S. seal and how it identifies what the United States stands for as a nation is given. A motto is defined as a word or phrase that expresses one's principles, religious, moral, or patriotic beliefs. Each of the fifty states has a flag, seal, and motto that signifies and describes that state's heritage. A 39-item bibliography relating to flags, seals, and mottoes concludes the guide. (Jag)
 
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The United States Capitol : designing and decorating a national icon
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Neither separate nor equal : Congress in the 1790sInventing Congress : origins and establishment of the First Federal CongressThe House and Senate in the 1790s : petitioning, lobbying, and institutional developmentA republic for the ages : the United States Capitol and the political culture of the early republicEstablishing Congress : the removal to Washington, D.C., and the election of 1800Congress and the emergence of sectionalism : from the Missouri Compromise to the age of JacksonMontgomery C. Meigs and the building of the nation's CapitalAmerican pantheon : sculptural and artistic decoration of the United States Capitol