Riot

Riot

Book - 2009
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In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.
Publisher: New York : Egmont USA, 2009
ISBN: 9781606840429
1606840428
9781606840009
1606840002
Branch Call Number: j MYERS 2009
Characteristics: 164 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm

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Set in 1863, this screenplay is a fictionalized account of the riots in New York City that were staged in protest of the Civil War drafts when rich men could pay someone else to take their place in the Army.

In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.


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Jan 29, 2013

Most of Myers fiction has a modern setting, but this and "Fallen Angels" are historical.

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