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Inhaltsangabe: The Great Riots of New York presents an illustrated, fast-paced and chilling account of the major players and victims of over ten riots that rocked New York City from 1712?1873. Joel Tyler Headley?s main purpose in writing this account over a century ago was to show his appreciation for the metropolitan police force, for he believed they ?saved the city? during the Draft Riots. Using eyewitness testimonies by military authorities, policemen, and those involved, and extracting facts from available archives, pamphlets, and newspapers, Headley discusses with precise detail such uprisings as The Negro Riots of 1712?1741, The Doctors? Riots of 1788, and the Abolitionist Riots of 1834 and 1835, among many others. Headley creates a gripping narrative and writes with incredible flow, providing us with detailed accounts of these riots without overbearing us too much with his own opinions on the riots, the people who rioted, and the issues that were being rioted against. Out of print for fifteen years, The Great Riots of New York remains a fascinating history of how far nonviolent citizens will go in order to have their voices heard.
Inhaltsangabe: One of the most popular writers of his day-and one most unjustly forgotten-J.T. Headley thrilled audiences with his tales of real-life history. This 1873 work is an enthralling collection of accounts of urban upheaval in one of the U.S.'s most historically vital cities: New York. Here, Headley offers us highly readable and informative reports on: · the negro riots of 1712-1741 · the Stamp Act riot of 1765 · the doctors' riot of 1788 · the abolition riots 1834-5 · the flour riot of 1837 · the draft riots of 1863 · and more. Anyone interested in the history of New York City will find this a fascinating read. American writer and journalist JOEL TYLER HEADLEY (1813-1897) was an editor at the *New York Tribune* and wrote extensively on historical matters. Among his many books are *Washington and His Generals* (1847), *Life of Cromwell* (1848), and the bestselling *Life of Washington* (1857).
Titel: The Great Riots of New York, 1712-1873.
Verlag: Bobbs-Merrill Co
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung Bobbs-Merrill Co, 1970. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. book. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0672512467