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American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War

Author: David Grimsted
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
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American Mobbing, 1828-1861: Toward Civil War is a comprehensive history of mob violence related to sectional issues in antebellum America. David Grimsted argues that, though the issue of slavery provoked riots in both the North and the South, the riots produced two different reactions from authorities. In the South, riots against suspected abolitionists and slave insurrectionists were widely tolerated as a means of  Read more...
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Grimsted, David.
American mobbing, 1828-1861.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1998
(DLC) 97033073
(OCoLC)37588399
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Grimsted
ISBN: 9780195353662 0195353668 1423785134 9781423785132 1280428104 9781280428104 1280470372 9781280470370
OCLC Number: 59284861
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 372 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1: 1835: Year of Violent Indecision; Chapter 2: Riots Hatching Resistance: Against Abolitionists and in Aid of Fugitive Slaves; Chapter 3: The Peculiar Institution of Southern Violence; Chapter 4: White Fears: Silencing Questions; Chapter 5: Black Fears: Mastering Dark Realities; Chapter 6: Times That Tried Men's Bodies: The Manly Sport of American Politics; Chapter 7: The Mobs of the Second Party System; Chapter 8: Trying to Forget Slavery: Nativism and New Riots; Chapter 9: Bleeding Majoritarianism: The Sectional Mob Systems Meet, Mingle, and Mangle.
Responsibility: David Grimsted.
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A history of mob violence related to sectional issues in antebellum America, this book argues that slavery riots produced different reactions from authorities in the North and South. Grimsted  Read more...

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