Snow-Storm in August - The Passions That Sparked Washington City's First Race Riot in the Violent Summer of 1835
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More informationEditor 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.