Snow Storm in August

Snow Storm in August

By: Jefferson Morley

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In 1835, the city of Washington pulsed with a change. As newly freed African Americans from the South poured in, free blacks outnumbered slaves for the first time. Radical notions of abolishing slavery circulated on the city's streets, and white residents were forced to confront new ideas of what the nation's future might look like. Francis Scott Keys of "Star-Spangled Banner" fame was the city district attorney at the time. He put on trial Arthur Bowen. a 19-year-old slave, and Beverly Snow. a former slave who had become owner of a restaurant. Key wanted Bowen hung, but the young slave's owner, Anna Thornton, came to his rescue. Fascinating story. A page turner!

Title: Snow Storm in August

Author Name: Jefferson Morley

Categories: Washington, Free Shipping MEDIA MAIL ONLY, African American,

Edition: first edition

Publisher: United States,

ISBN Number: 978038533379

Binding: library binding

Book Condition: good

Jacket Condition: good

Size: 9.5x6.5

lbs: 0.00 lbs

Seller ID: mcdc2000

Keywords: Washington city, slavery, free blacks, United States capitol, The Forgotten Race Riot of 1835, Jacksonian, houses of Congress, Francis Scott Key, riots, race ,