Learn More

A reading list for those interested in learning more:

Herman, Max A. Fighting in the Streets: Ethnic Succession and Urban Unrest in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Inc., 2005.

King, Mel. Chain of Change: Struggles for Black Community Development. Boston: South End Press, 1981.

Tager, Jack. Boston Riots: Three Centuries of Social Violence. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2001.

Vrabel, Jim. A People’s History of the New Boston. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2014.

Projects and resources that helped shape Riots or Rebellions

Mapping the 1919 Chicago Riot is described as a collaborative project that visualizes the 1919 riot using “original historical sources with modern geospatial technologies.”

Facing History and Ourselves creates teaching resources to “address racism, antisemitism, and prejudice at pivotal moments in history.”

Record and Remember is a project created in conjunction with the digital collection, Preserve the Baltimore Uprising, which documented the 2015 Baltimore protests. Record and Remember uses items from the collection to create lesson plans on the theories and methods of oral history.

The National Women’s History Museum has a section for Digital Classroom Resources that provides lesson plans, primary sources, and more.