The Religious Riots of Philadelphia, 1844

The following links come primarily from the Yale Center for International and Area Studies and focus on the Religious Riots which took place in Philadelphia in 1844.

Background Info:

American Nativism 1830-1845

Chronology of Nativism

Nativist Certificate

The Riots of 1844


Philadelphia Bible Riots - an article

Bible Riots
When Christians Killed Each Other Over Religion in Public Schools

An article with a modern perspective.

I Know Nothing
Anti-Catholicism and the Know-Nothings