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Inside 'The Making Of The American Capital'

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Inside 'The Making Of The American Capital'

Inside 'The Making Of The American Capital'

Inside 'The Making Of The American Capital'

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On January 20th, millions of Americans descended on the nation's capital to watch the first African American swear in as President of the United States.

But few of those celebrating in Washington, D.C., know the story of how the American capital came to be.

For insight, Tony Cox talks to author Fergus Bordewich about his book, Washington: The Making of the American Capital.

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