Rage in the Streets: A History of American Riots (Jules Archer History for Young Readers) (Hardcover)

Rage in the Streets: A History of American Riots (Jules Archer History for Young Readers) By Jules Archer, Kathleen Krull (Foreword by) Cover Image
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Why do people riot?

From the Boston Massacre in 1770 to the Los Angeles riots of 1992, mob violence in the United States is often sparked by unjust court decisions, unfair taxes, unpopular wars, the fear of unemployment, and racial and ethnic prejudice. But there are also seemingly senseless riots over wild concerts and sports championships. What causes a peacefully assembled crowd to turn into a mindless, violent mob? What causes a police force or militia to lose control?

In this timely, comprehensive overview, Jules Archer describes and explains the causes of mob violence in the United States and suggests that unless we make some basic changes in the nature of our society, the despair and rage that ignite mob violence may always be with us.

About the Author


Jules Archer was one of the most respected names in nonfiction for young people. During his lifetime he published more than seventy books, which have been translated into twelve languages throughout the world. He lived in Scotts Valley, California, until his death in 2008.

Kathleen Krull left her career as an editor in 1984 to turn to writing, most recently the Women Who Broke the Rules series. Her more than sixty books have garnered starred reviews and awards, and the Children's Book Guild of Washington, DC, honored her with its Nonfiction Award for her body of work that "has contributed significantly to the quality of nonfiction for children." She lives in San Diego, California.

Praise For…


"The nature of various sparks to violence—religious, governmental, prejudicial—suggests that we Americans can be a miserable lot. Archer dedicates the book to his granddaughters, who might, if we’re lucky, benefit from the remedies he proposes."
Kirkus Reviews

"A subject not routinely covered in books for young people receives some timely, close-up attention by a respected chronicler of modern history and politics."
Booklist

"Clear, concise, and will hold readers' interest. In addition, it will be a valuable supplement to history and sociology curriculums."
School Library Journal

"A good beginning for students researching mob violence in America."
The Book Report

"Well researched and includes historical and contemporary causes and contexts of riots and mob action."
Social Education

"Absorbing history....this is an honest look at how easily violence may erupt and a crowd turn deadly."
Journal of Reading

"The nature of various sparks to violence—religious, governmental, prejudicial—suggests that we Americans can be a miserable lot. Archer dedicates the book to his granddaughters, who might, if we’re lucky, benefit from the remedies he proposes."
Kirkus Reviews

"A subject not routinely covered in books for young people receives some timely, close-up attention by a respected chronicler of modern history and politics."
Booklist

"Clear, concise, and will hold readers' interest. In addition, it will be a valuable supplement to history and sociology curriculums."
School Library Journal

"A good beginning for students researching mob violence in America."
The Book Report

"Well researched and includes historical and contemporary causes and contexts of riots and mob action."
Social Education

"Absorbing history....this is an honest look at how easily violence may erupt and a crowd turn deadly."
Journal of Reading


Product Details
ISBN: 9781634501866
ISBN-10: 1634501861
Publisher: Sky Pony
Publication Date: April 19th, 2016
Pages: 200
Language: English
Series: Jules Archer History for Young Readers