Book Discussion on Snow-Storm in August

Jefferson Morley, Washington correspondent for Salon recounts the first race riot in Washington, D.C. in August 1835. The riotswere… read more

Jefferson Morley, Washington correspondent for Salon recounts the first race riot in Washington, D.C. in August 1835. The riotswere followed by two criminaltrialstried by the City’s district attorney, Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star Spangled Banner. Key defended slavery in his prosecution and sought capital punishment, only to be thwarted by the alleged victim, Anna Thornton; whose late husband William Thornton, designed the United States Capitol. Jefferson Morley speaks at Magers &Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis. close

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Book Discussion on Snow-Storm in August

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
First Aired:
Sep 1, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 31, 2012

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  • Sep 01, 2012 | 5:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 02, 2012 | 10:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Sep 15, 2012 | 3:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 07, 2012 | 3:16pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 31, 2012 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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