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The Resource The fires of Philadelphia : citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation, Zachary M. Schrag

The fires of Philadelphia : citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation, Zachary M. Schrag

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The fires of Philadelphia : citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation
Title
The fires of Philadelphia
Title remainder
citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation
Statement of responsibility
Zachary M. Schrag
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"...a comprehensive look at the 1844 riots that pitted nativist Protestants in Philadelphia against Irish Catholic immigrants. Positioning the riots as a precursor to the Civil War, Schrag details how leaders of the American Republican Party (a forerunner of the Know Nothing Party), including charismatic newspaperman and future U.S. congressman Lewis Levin, fanned the flames of anti-immigrant resentment by alleging that Irish Catholics were a "menace to American self-government." Allegations spread that Catholics were trying to remove the Protestant bible from public schools, and a nativist rally in the Irish neighborhood of Kensington erupted into a brawl, sparking waves of violence that led to the burning of two Catholic churches and the ransacking of a third, the deaths of dozens of protestors, and a military takeover of the city."--
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Publisher's Weekly
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10962872
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IG$
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Schrag, Zachary M
Dewey number
305.8009748/11
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Riots
  • Irish Americans
  • Nativism
  • Kensington (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Kensington (Philadelphia, Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
  • Philadelphia (Pa.)
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citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation
Label
The fires of Philadelphia : citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation, Zachary M. Schrag
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xviii, 414 pages
Isbn
9781643137285
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1252716747
Label
The fires of Philadelphia : citizen-soldiers, nativists, and the 1844 riots over the soul of a nation, Zachary M. Schrag
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books edition.
Extent
xviii, 414 pages
Isbn
9781643137285
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1252716747

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