Riot in Philadelphia

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Riot in Philadelphia

Undated

J. Baille and J. Sowle

Lithograph

Historical Society of Pennsylvania medium graphics collection (Collection V64 Bb 892 B921)

In 1844, violence broke out between Protestant nativists and Irish Catholic immigrants over the decision to allow Bibles in public schools. Both groups supported school use of the religious text, but they preferred different editions.

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