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- DescriptionIn 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 blood being shed, Bowen was eventually arrested and tried for attempted murder by district attorney Francis Scott Key, but t 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 Sw, who became the target of the mob s rage. With Sw-Storm in August, Jefferson Morley delivers readers into an unkwn chapter in history with an absorbing account of this uniquely American battle for justice.
- Author BiographyJefferson Morley is the D.C. editor of Salon. He has worked as an editor and reporter at The Washington Post, The Nation, The New Republic, and Harper s.
- Author(s)Jefferson Morley
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- Date of Publication15/04/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published2013
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Content Noteblack & white halftones, figures
- Weight349 g
- Width124 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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