THE FIRES OF PHILADELPHIA: Citizen-Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots over the Soul of a Nation
A gripping account of the moment one of America's founding cities turned on itself, giving the nation a preview of the Civil War to come. Today, in an America beset by polarization and riven over questions of identity and law enforcement, the 1844 riots demand attention. Schrag shows us a city that descended into open warfare and found its way out again. Illus.
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