Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835

By Jefferson Morley
Read by Peter Jay Fernandez

9.30 Hours 07/03/2012 unabridged
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Editor and investigative reporter Jefferson Morley has been widely published in national periodicals and is the author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction work Our Man in Mexico. An eye-opening look at Washington’s first race riot, Snow-Storm in August also offers revealing profiles of Arthur Bowen, the slave blamed for the riot, and Star Spangled Banner lyricist Francis Scott Key, a defender of slavery who sought capital punishment for Bowen.

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Editor and investigative reporter Jefferson Morley has been widely published in national periodicals and is the author of the critically acclaimed nonfiction work Our Man in Mexico. An eye-opening look at Washington’s first race riot, Snow-Storm in August also offers revealing profiles of Arthur Bowen, the slave blamed for the riot, and Star Spangled Banner lyricist Francis Scott Key, a defender of slavery who sought capital punishment for Bowen.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Snow-Storm in August is the sort of book I most love to read: history so fresh it feels alive, yet introducing me to a time and place that I had little known or utterly misunderstood. After reading Jefferson Morley’s vibrant account, one can never hear The Star-Spangled Banner the same way again.”  David Maraniss, author of Barack Obama: The Story
Snow-Storm in August deepens our appreciation of how slavery made a mockery of the founding and made the Civil War as close to inevitable as any event in our history.”  Washington Post
“An elegant, readable narrative…Snow-Storm in August touches on themes still relevant today: unresolved racial tensions, simmering resentment over economic disparity, influence peddling among the powerful, and the red-blue divide between conservatives and progressives over whether human property—and their descendants—deserve the full benefits of the new nation's famously stated ideals.”  Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Morley has given readers a noteworthy, insightful look into an often overlooked chapter in American history.”  Booklist

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Author Bio: Jefferson Morley

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 9.30
Audience: Adult
Edition: English