The Boston Gentlemen's Mob: Maria Chapman and the Abolition Riot of 1835 (True Crime) (Paperback)

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Violent mobs, racial unrest, attacks on the press--it's the fall of 1835 and the streets of Boston are filled with bankers, merchants and other gentlemen of property and standing angered by an emergent antislavery movement. They break up a women's abolitionist meeting and seize newspaper publisher William Lloyd Garrison. While city leaders stand by silently, a small group of women had the courage to speak out. Author Josh Cutler tells the story of the Gentlemen's Mob through the eyes of four key participants: antislavery reformer Maria Chapman; pioneering schoolteacher Susan Paul; the city's establishment mayor, Theodore Lyman; and Wendell Phillips, a young attorney who wanders out of his office to watch the spectacle. The day's events forever changed the course of the abolitionist movement.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781467150910
ISBN-10: 1467150916
Publisher: History Press
Publication Date: November 8th, 2021
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: True Crime