The Great Riots of New York 1712-1873
One of the most popular writers of his day-and one most unjustly forgotten-J.T. Headley thrilled audiences with his tales of real-life history. This 1873 work is an enthralling collection of accounts of urban upheaval in one of the U.S.'s most historically vital cities: New York. Here, Headley offers us highly readable and informative reports on: [ the negro riots of 1712-1741 [ the Stamp Act riot of 1765 [ the doctors' riot of 1788 [ the abolition riots 1834-5 [ the flour riot of 1837 [ the draft riots of 1863 [ and more. Anyone interested in the history of New York City will find this a fascinating read. American writer and journalist JOEL TYLER HEADLEY (1813-1897) was an editor at the *New York Tribune* and wrote extensively on historical matters. Among his many books are *Washington and His Generals* (1847), *Life of Cromwell* (1848), and the bestselling *Life of Washington* (1857).
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Review: The Great Riots of New York: 1712-1873User Review - Andrew - Goodreads
The Great Riots of New York, despite being over 100 years old, is still highly readable. Joel Headly's text is clear and direct. His descriptions of New York's various riots are exciting and don't get ... Read full review
Review: The Great Riots of New York: 1712-1873User Review - Goodreads
Originally published in 1873, this book contains many of the elements of books of that period. The writing style if dry and factual, but the information is good. Brings to light many of the lesser ... Read full review