Tuesday, October 19, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Matthew Slutz
American Catholic Historical Society

ACHS Annual Fall Lecture --- "The Fires of Philadelphia: The Nativist Riots of 1844"

In May and July 1844, nativist mobs attacked Irish neighborhoods on the outskirts of Philadelphia, destroying two Catholic churches and ransacking a third. In this talk, Dr. Zachary Schrag will tell the story of these riots, explaining their significance for Catholics and for all Americans.

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