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    • The Shakespeare Riots: Revenge, Drama, and Death in Nineteenth-Century America

    • By: Nigel Cliff
    • Narrated by: Nick Sullivan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    One of the bloodiest incidents in New York's history, the so-called Astor Place Riot of May 10, 1849, was ignited by a long-simmering grudge match between the two leading Shakespearean actors of the age. Despite its unlikely origins, though, there was nothing remotely quaint about this pivotal moment in history - the unprecedented shooting by American soldiers of dozens of their fellow citizens, leading directly to the arming of American police forces. The Shakespeare Riots recounts the story of this momentous night, its two larger-than-life protagonists, and the various fuels for violence.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • History I Can Get Behind

    • By Anthony Robertson on 06-25-16

    Regular price: $23.08