Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Print Material
Author Morley, Jefferson.

Title Snow-storm in August : Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the forgotten race riot of 1835 / Jefferson Morley.

Imprint New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, c2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.8009753 M827s 2012    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xii, 334 p. : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Note Map on endpapers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-319) and index.
Summary Portrays how the 19th century struggle against slavery erupted in Washington DC, thrusting the ambitious District Attorney Francis Scott Key into a uniquely American battle for justice.
Contents The discipline of Epicurus -- Frank's song -- Anna and Arthur -- The perilous fight -- The trials of Arthur Bowen -- A dark and mysterious providence -- The epicurean recess -- Epilogue -- Postscript: Who -- Postscript: Where.
Subject Washington (D.C.) -- Race relations -- History -- 19th century.
Race riots -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
Free African Americans -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
Trials (Attempted murder) -- Washington (D.C.)
Key, Francis Scott, 1779-1843.
Bowen, Arthur, 1817?-
Thornton, Anna Maria Brodeau, 1775?-1865.
Washington (D.C.) -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780385533379 (hbk.)
0385533373 (hbk.)

Available items only