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American violence : a documentary history

Author: Richard Hofstadter; Michael Wallace
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1970.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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A history of American domestic violence.
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Genre/Form: History
Autographs (Provenance)
True crime literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hofstadter; Michael Wallace
ISBN: 0394414861 9780394414867
OCLC Number: 98820
Description: xiv, 478, xiii pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Reflections on violence in the United States / Richard Hofstadter --
Part I. Political violence --
Pilgrims versus Puritans, 1634 ; Battle of the Severn, 1655 ; Bacon's Rebellion, 1676 ; Bloody election in Philadelphia, 1742 ; Knowles riot in Boston, 1747 ; Stamp Act riots, 1765 ; Boston massacre, 1770 ; Battle of the Alamance, 1771 ; Terrorism against Loyalists, 1774-1775 ; Whiskey Rebellion, 1794 ; Philadelphia election riot, 1834 ; Christiana affair, 1851 ; Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 ; Baltimore election riot, 1856 ; Harper's Ferry, 1859 ; New Orleans coup d'́état, 1874 --
Part II. Economic violence --
Bread riot in Boston, 1713 ; Mast tree riot, 1734 ; New Jersey tenant riots, 1745-1754 ; New York agrarian rebellion, 1766 ; Shays's Rebellion, 1786-1787 ; Anti-bank riot in Baltimore, 1835 ; Flour riot in New York, 1837 ; Squatters' riots, 1850 ; Railroad strike, 1877 ; Louisiana sugar strike, 1887 ; Homestead, 1892 ; Coeur d'Alene, 1892 ; Pullman strike, 1894 ; Wheatland riot, 1913 ; Ludlow, 1913-1914 ; Steel strike, 1919 ; Herrin massacre, 1922 ; Chicago eviction riot, 1931 ; Southern Tenant Farmers' Union, 1935 ; Memorial Day massacre, 1937 --
Part III. Racial Violence --
Slave revolts and their suppression --
New York slave revolt, 1712 ; Louisiana uprising, 1811 ; Vesey uprising, 1822 ; Nat Turner, 1831 ; Texas slave insurrection, 1860 --
Race riots --
Providence, 1831 ; Cincinnati, 1841 ; New York Draft Riot, 1863 ; New Orleans, 1866 ; Vicksburg, 1874 ; Wilmington, 1898 ; Atlanta, 1906 ; East St. Louis, 1917 ; Chicago, 1919 ; Tulsa, 1921 ; Detroit, 1943 --
Part Ghetto riots: Harlem, 1935 ; Watts, 1965 ; Detroit, 1967 --
Some casualties of conquest --
The Paxton riots, 1763-1764 ; Cheyenne massacre, 1864 ; Wounded Knee massacre, 1890 ; Brutalities in the Philippines, 1899-1902 --
Part IV. Religious and ethnic violence --
Persecution of Quakers, 1656-1661 ; Burning of Ursuline Convent, 1834 ; Anti-Mormon riot, 1838 ; Philadelphia Nativist riots, 1844 ; Pentecost riot in Hoboken, 1851 ; Louisville, 1855 ; Mountain Meadows massacre, 1857 ; Orange riot, 1871 ; Anti-Chinese riot in Los Angeles, 1871 ; Rock Springs massacre, 1885 ; Anti-Italian riot in New Orleans, 1891 ; Zoot-suit riot, 1943 --
Part V. Anti-radical and police violence --
Anti-abolition riot in New York, 1834 ; Tompkins Square, 1874 ; Everett massacre, 1916 ; May Day riot in Cleveland, 1919 ; Centralia, 1919 ; Dearborn massacre, 1932 ; Bonus army, 1932 ; Peekskill riot, 1949 ; Freedom riders, 1961 ; Oxford, Mississippi, 1962 ; Chicago, 1968 --
Part VI. Personal violence --
Hamilton-Burr duel, 1804 ; Jackson-Dickinson duel, 1806 ; Sand Bar gun battle, 1827 ; Assault on Charles Sumner, 1856 ; The Hatfields and the McCoys, 1873-1888 ; Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, 1881 --
Part VII. Assassinations, terrorism, political murders --
Murder of Lovejoy, 1837 ; Assassination of Lincoln, 1865 ; Assassination of Garfield, 1881 ; Haymarket, 1886 ; Attempted murder of Henry Clay Frick, 1892 ; Assassination of Frank Steunenberg, 1905 ; Dynamiting of Los Angeles Times, 1910 ; Wall Street bombing, 1920 ; Murder of Medgar Evers, 1963 ; Murder of Malcolm X, 1965 ; Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, 1968 --
Part VIII. Violence in the name of law, order, and morality --
Doctors' riot, 1788 ; Portland whorehouse riot, 1825 ; Vicksburg gamblers, 1835 ; Astor Place riot, 1849 ; San Francisco Vigilance Committee, 1856 ; Montana vigilantes, 1863-1865 ; Cincinnati riot, 1884 ; Lynching at Memphis, 1893.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Hofstadter and Michael Wallace.

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A history of American domestic violence.

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