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Author Tager, Jack, author.

Title Boston riots : three centuries of social violence / Jack Tager ; picture researcher, Ruth Owen Jones ; [new foreword by Gordana Rabrenovic]
Published Boston : Northeastern University Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (xii, 289 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- The Eighteenth-Century setting -- A variety of Riots: Food, Customs, Antielite, and Pope Day Riots -- The Impressment Riot of 1747 -- Antebellum Boston: Norm Enforcement, Race, and Abolition Riots -- Anti-Catholic Rioting in Antebellum Boston: The Ursuline Convent and the Broad Street Riots -- Anti-Catholic Tensions, 1850-1900, and the Draft Riot of 1863 -- The 1919 Police Strike Riots -- Ghetto Riots, 1967-1968 -- Antibusing Riots, Fall 1974 -- Antibusing Riots, 1975-1976 -- Conclusion -- Index
Summary From the food uprisings in the early 1700s to the notorious anti-busing riots in the mid-1970s, incidents of communal social violence have played a significant role in Boston's history. This vivid portrait of an ever-changing community over time provides a revealing glimpse into peoples' anger, aspirations, and frustrations. It sheds new light on why groups are provoked to take unlawful action in response to unjust conditions, and it opens a fresh vista on the social history of Boston. Originally published by Northeastern University Press in 2001. With a new foreword by Gordana Rabrenovic
Notes Reprint of 2001 edition with new foreword
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-277) and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed May 21, 2019)
Subject Riots -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History
Violence -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- History
Race relations.
Social conditions.
SUBJECT Boston (Mass.) -- History.
Boston (Mass.) -- Social conditions
Boston (Mass.) -- Race relations
Subject Massachusetts -- Boston.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Jones, Ruth Owen, researcher.
Rabrenovic, Gordana, 1957- writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781555538859