Cradle of violence :how Boston's waterfront mobs ignited the American Revolution /Russell Bourne.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-251863

Description

xiii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Details

Descriptive Terms

Mobs History 18th century.
Riots History 18th century.
Violence History 18th century.
Arbeiteraufstand.
Vorgeschichte.
History Revolution, 1775-1783.
Politics and government 1775-1783.
Social conditions 18th century.
History Causes. Revolution, 1775-1783
History Social aspects. Revolution, 1775-1783
Revolution.

Originator

Bourne, Russell.

Contents

The maritime origins of a mutinous town -- The seaport's first revolt -- The rising of the mobs -- The South End gang and the Stamp Act -- The sailors' Liberty Tree -- Tar, feathers, and terror -- A dockside riot and the massacre -- The Maritime Workers' tea party -- The fighting spirit of a besieged Boston -- Epilogue : "public liberty" : an enduring dream.

Publication

Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons

Description

xiii, 272 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-257) and index.
Complimentary copy, September 28, 2007. [LA2007.0123] Historic New England image on page 86.

ISBN

9780471675518 (cloth)
0471675512 (cloth)

Call Number

Stacks E215.B68 2006

Places

Massachusetts Boston
Boston (Mass.)
United States
USA