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Snow-Storm in August : The Struggle for American Freedom and Washington's Race Riot of 1835
by Jefferson Morley


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In 1835, the city of Washington simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves for the first time. Among the enslaved was nineteen-year-old Arthur Bowen, who stumbled home drunkenly one night, picked up an axe, and threatened his owner, respected socialite Anna Thornton.  Read more...


 
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In 1835, the city of Washington simmered with racial tension as newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, outnumbering slaves for the first time. Among the enslaved was nineteen-year-old Arthur Bowen, who stumbled home drunkenly one night, picked up an axe, and threatened his owner, respected socialite Anna Thornton. Despite no blood being shed, Bowen was eventually arrested and tried for attempted murder by district attorney Francis Scott Key, but not before news of the incident spread like wildfire. Within days Washington s first race riot exploded as whites, fearing a slave rebellion, attacked the property of free blacks. One of their victims was gregarious former slave and successful restaurateur Beverly Snow, who became the target of the mob s rage. With Snow-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley delivers readers into an unknown chapter in history with an absorbing account of this uniquely American battle for justice.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780307477484
  • ISBN-10: 0307477487
  • Publisher: Anchor Books
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 334
  • Dimensions: 8.29 x 4.88 x 0.75 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.77 pounds


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Social Science > Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General
Books > Social Science > Slavery

 
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