Anti-Catholic Riots

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The topic of my research paper will be examining two nativist, or anti-Catholic, riots in the United States in the mid-19th Century. By looking at the motives and the course of events in both Boston and Philadelphia, this paper aims to show how those rioting exhibited similar attitudes toward Catholics in the United States yet the motives that sparked revolt differed. In terms of the organization of this paper, I plan on dividing the paper up into two halves: part one will examine Boston, and part two will examine the course of events in Philadelphia. Additionally, I would like to have a third part that analyzes the riots in a comparative, as well as a contrasting, light. For the first part of this paper, I will look at the riots that transpired
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