"Gentlemen of Property and Standing:" Anti-Abolition Mobs in Jacksonian America

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Oxford University Press
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Part of Stetson Kennedy Library
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1970
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A generation before the Civil War, riots flared up in many northern cities. In New York, Boston, Utica, and Cincinnati mobc broke up anti-slavery meetings, tormented free blacks, and razed the Negro quarters. What motivated these zealous northern anti-abolitionists? In its insight into mob psychology, this book reveals many links between racism and violence in American society and has great relevance to public disorders in America today.