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Description - American Mobbing, 1828-1861 by David Grimsted

This text is a comprehensive history of mob violence 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. In the South anti-slavery rioting was widely tolerated and effectively encouraged Southern support for slavery. In the North, both pro-slavery and anti-slavery riots were put down, often violently, by the authorities, resulting usually in a public reaction against slavery. Grimsted thus demonstrates that mob violence was a major cause of the social split that led to the Civil War.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195117073
ISBN-10: 0195117077
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 26mm)
Pages: 392
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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