The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen-Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation
- Date: Tuesday, July 06, 2021
- Time: 12:00 pm
In The Fires of Philadelphia, history professor Zachary M. Schrag discusses how, in 1844, Philadelphia was set aflame by a group of nativist ideologues who were seeking social and political power due to fear of the Irish Catholic immigrant menace. Joining Schrag in conversation will be professor Dan Horner.