Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House

Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House Full title Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House On the night of May th with the Quarrels of Forrest and Macready including all the Causes which led

  • Title: Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New-York Astor Place Opera House
  • Author: H.M. Ranney
  • ISBN: 2940017356302
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Paperback
  • Full title Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House, On the night of May 10th, 1849 with the Quarrels of Forrest and Macready, including all the Causes which led to that Awful Tragedy Wherein an infuriated mob was quelled by the Public Authorities and Military, with its mournful termination in the Sudden Death or Mutilation of tFull title Account of the Terrific and Fatal Riot at the New York Astor Place Opera House, On the night of May 10th, 1849 with the Quarrels of Forrest and Macready, including all the Causes which led to that Awful Tragedy Wherein an infuriated mob was quelled by the Public Authorities and Military, with its mournful termination in the Sudden Death or Mutilation of than Fifty Citizens, with full and authentic particulars.A contemporary account of the causes that led up to the May 10, 1849 riot outside the Astor Place Opera House, including 4 eyewitness accounts of the riot itself.

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    1. What happens when a pissy newspaper slapfight between two Shakespearean actors gets out of control?A bloody nativist riot, that's what.Riots were a pastime in those good old days, especially in the 1840s. Philadelphia was so rife with them at the time that the authors of this report make especial mention that a bystander from Philly's reaction to the growing tumult outside the Opera House was basically, "Pfffft!"Hardcore, man. Hardcore.This little pamphlet was written soon after the events of Ma [...]

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