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The Resource American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War, David Grimsted

American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War, David Grimsted

Label
American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War
Title
American mobbing, 1828-1861
Title remainder
toward Civil War
Statement of responsibility
David Grimsted
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
American Mobbing, 1828-1861: Toward Civil War is 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 percent 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 lay major sources of the social split that infiltrated politics and political rioting and that ultimately led to the Civil War
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grimsted, David
Dewey number
303.6/23/097309034
Index
index present
LC call number
E415.7
LC item number
.G75 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Riots
  • Violence
  • Antislavery movements
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War, David Grimsted
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Black Fears: Mastering Dark Realities
  • Ch. 6.
  • Times That Tried Men's Bodies: The Manly Sport of American Politics
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Mobs of the Second Party System
  • Ch. 8.
  • Trying to Forget Slavery: Nativism and New Riots
  • Ch. 9.
  • Bleeding Majoritarianism: The Sectional Mob Systems Meet, Mingle, and Mangle
  • Ch. 1.
  • Epilogue: Vintage Violence
  • Year of Violent Indecision 1835
  • Ch. 2.
  • Riots Hatching Resistance: Against Abolitionists and in Aid of Fugitive Slaves
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Peculiar Institution of Southern Violence
  • Ch. 4.
  • White Fears: Silencing Questions
Control code
37588399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 372 pages
Isbn
9780195117073
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97033073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
American mobbing, 1828-1861 : toward Civil War, David Grimsted
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Ch. 5.
  • Black Fears: Mastering Dark Realities
  • Ch. 6.
  • Times That Tried Men's Bodies: The Manly Sport of American Politics
  • Ch. 7.
  • The Mobs of the Second Party System
  • Ch. 8.
  • Trying to Forget Slavery: Nativism and New Riots
  • Ch. 9.
  • Bleeding Majoritarianism: The Sectional Mob Systems Meet, Mingle, and Mangle
  • Ch. 1.
  • Epilogue: Vintage Violence
  • Year of Violent Indecision 1835
  • Ch. 2.
  • Riots Hatching Resistance: Against Abolitionists and in Aid of Fugitive Slaves
  • Ch. 3.
  • The Peculiar Institution of Southern Violence
  • Ch. 4.
  • White Fears: Silencing Questions
Control code
37588399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 372 pages
Isbn
9780195117073
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97033073
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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