"A Full and Complete Account of the Late Awful Riots in Philadelphia," Philadelphia: J. B. Perry, 1844.
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Credit: Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Numerous pamphlets and newspaper accounts distorted what actually took place during the 1844 rioting in Kensington and Southwark. These publications often reflected the bitter divide between Protestants and Catholics in working-class Philadelphia and elsewhere in America.

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