The Resource American Mobbing, 1828-1861

American Mobbing, 1828-1861

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American Mobbing, 1828-1861
Title
American Mobbing, 1828-1861
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A comprehensive history of mob violence related to sectional issues 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 from authorities. In the South, riots against suspected abolitionists and slave insurrectionists were widely tolerated as a means of quelling anti-slavery sentiment. In the North, both pro-slavery riots attacking abolitionists and anti-slavery riots in support of fugitive slaves provoked reluctant but often effective riot suppression. Hundreds died in riots in both regions, but in the North, most deaths were caused by authorities, while in the South more than 90 per cent of deaths were caused by the mobs themselves.; These two divergent systems of violence led to two distinct public responses. In the South, widespread rioting quelled public and private questioning of slavery; in the North, the milder, more controlled riots generally encouraged sympathy for the anti-slavery movement. Grimsted demonstrates that in these two distinct reactions to mob violence, we can see major origins of the social split that infiltrated politics and political rioting and that ultimately led to the Civil War
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MiAaPQ
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Grimstead, David
Dewey number
303.623097309034
LC call number
E415.7 \.G
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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United States
Label
American Mobbing, 1828-1861
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/crkn/detail.action?docID=4963749
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New Edition
Extent
1 online resource (392 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280428104
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4963749
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4963749
  • (CaONFJC)MIL42810
  • (OCoLC)1027152228
Label
American Mobbing, 1828-1861
Link
https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/crkn/detail.action?docID=4963749
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
New Edition
Extent
1 online resource (392 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280428104
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC4963749
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL4963749
  • (CaONFJC)MIL42810
  • (OCoLC)1027152228

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