The Fires of Philadelphia

Citizen-soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation
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"...[A] comprehensive look at the 1844 riots that pitted nativist Protestants in Philadelphia against Irish Catholic immigrants. Positioning the riots as a precursor to the Civil War, Schrag details how leaders of the American Republican Party (a forerunner of the Know Nothing Party), including charismatic newspaperman and…


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