Synopses & Reviews
Using the Philadelphia Native American Riots of 1844 as his model, Professor Feldberg analyzes and contrasts the varieties of collective violence--ethnic, religious, racial, economic, political, vigilante--that beset American cities during the first half of the nineteenth century. In focusing on specific historical events that have much broader significance, Professor Feldberg provides a succinct, readable book that will be of interest to students of American history and criminal justice. A bibliographical essay is included.
"For teachers and students this book will serve as an excellent introduction to the characteristics, causes, and consequences of mob violence in the Jacksonian era."--William B. McCash, Journal of the Early Republic
"An interesting commentary on a much overlooked subject."--John F. McCormack, Delaware County Community College
"A helpful contribution to an awareness and understanding of violence in American history....provides a convenient summary for the classroom teacher and appropriate supplemental reading for the undergraduate."--Raymond C. Dinglendine, Jr., History: Reviews of New Books
"Good little book which can help make students aware of urban violence in Jacksonian America. Would be an acceptable choice for use in both an Age of Jackson or Urban America course."--J. Chris Arndt, James Madison University