1. Riot, Rebellion, and Revolution: Rural Social Conflict in Mexico edited by Friedrich Katz
    • Since the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1920, Mexico’s rebellious peasant has become a subject not only of history but of literature, film, and paintings. With his sombrero, his machete, and his rifle, he marches or rides through countless Hollywood or Mexican films, killing brutal overseers, hacienda owners, corrupt officials, and federal soldiers. Some of Mexico’s greatest painters, such as Diego Rivera, have portrayed him as one of the motive forces of Mexican history. Was this in fact the case? Or are we dealing with a legend forged in the aftermath of the Revolution and applied to the Revolution itself and to earlier periods of Mexican history? This is one of the main questions discussed by the international group of scholars whose work is gathered in this volume. They address the subject of agrarian revolts in Mexico from the pre-Columbian period through the twentieth century. The volume offers a unique perspective not only on Mexican riots, rebellions, and revolutions through time but also on Mexican social movements in contrast to those in the rest of Latin America.
  2. Negrophobia: A Race Riot in Atlanta, 1906 by Mark Bauerlein
    • In 1906, in a bitter gubernatorial contest, Georgia politicians played the race card and white supremacists trumpeted a Negro crime scare. Drawing on new archival materials, Mark Bauerlein traces the origins, development and brutal climax of Atlanta’s descent into hatred and violence in that fateful summer. Negrophobia is history at its best—a dramatic moment in time impeccably recreated in a suspenseful narrative.
  3. Riots Past and Present by Philip Steele
    • Examines the phenomenon of riots throughout history, from vandalism in ancient Greece to the 1992 rioting in Los Angeles, and discusses the psychological and legal aspects.
  4. Burn, Baby, Burn! The Los Angeles Race Riot, August, 1965 by Jerry Cohen and William S. Murphy
    • Early Wednesday evening, August 11, 1965, Marquette and Ronald Frye, Two Negro men in their early twenties, were stopped for reckless driving. At first, it seemed that Marquette would submit to arrest quietly, but a crowd developed, MOre police arrived. Marquette was handcuffed and thrust into the squad car. Ronald took his side: his mother argued violently with the police and was arrested-some said with too much force. The crowd became furious and stoned the police as they left. The mod then began stoning cars, buses, overturning cars and beating passengers. Thus began what was later termed the Watts outbreak and now know as the most violent and most costly race riot in American history. During the riot, 35 people were killed, 1,032 injured. More than 600 buildings were damaged by fire. This and so much more is told about this incredible drama that played out in the slums of Los Angeles in 1965. This book has many photos of the historic riot of during and after the event.
  5. Boston and the Tea Riots by Norma R Fryatt
    • Discusses the causes, events, and aftermath of the dumping of tea cargo into the waters of Boston port in 1773.
  6. King Mob: The Story of Lord George Gordon and the Riots of 1780 by Christopher Hibbert
    • This is an account of the Gordon Riots, one of the most violent outbreaks of popular protest in British history. In 1780, Lord George Gordon MP led 50,000 people to present a petition calling for the repeal of the 1778 Roman Catholic Relief Act. The demonstration turned into a riot.
  7. Violent London: 200 Years of Riots, Rebels and Revolts by Clive Bloom
    • Almost as soon as it was built, London suffered the first of many acts of violent protest, when Boudica and her followers set fire to the city in AD 60. Ever since, the capital’s streets have been a forum for popular insurrection. Covering nearly 2,000 years of political protest, this is a riveting alternative history of past and present conflict.
  8. The Great Riots of New York: 1712-1873 by Joel Tyler Headley
    • The City of New York has always been a melting pot of ideas and politics, and has seen many different riots during its history. This guide concentrates on those that took place in the 18th and 19th Centuries, such as the Stamp-Act Riot, the Draft Riots and the Orange Riots.
  9. The Rebecca Riots by Vera Eirwen Davies
    • The Rebecca Riots in west Wales began in the summer of 1839. They ceased as suddenly as they had started, and for three and a half years the countryside was undisturbed. Then, in the winter of 1842, they broke out again with greater violence. By day the countryside seemed quiet, but at night fantastically disguised horsemen, many dressed as women, careered along highways and through narrow lanes on their mysterious errands. The movement has been unusually been represented as the uprising of an oppressed peasantry, particularly against the burden of the toll-gates. Its causes, however, were far more deep-seated than that.