"The Open Violence of Desperate Men" Rethinking Property and Power in the 1835 Baltimore Bank Riot ADAM MALKA This is the story of a riot with two legacies. The Baltimore Bank Riot erupted over frauds related to the recent closing of the Bank of Maryland, and was one of the most violent spectacles of an era well known for its spectacular violence. For several tumultuous days and nights in August 1835, mobs of angry Baltimoreans ransacked the palatial homes of the bank's managers and trustees. The bankers, many believed, had robbed thousands of people of everything that mattered most: wages earned through years of toil; funds that provided support for their dependents; securities that ensured a comfortable future. Order was not restored until a group of impromptu soldiers led by an aging war hero gained control of the streets, but by then rioters had destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property and driven the municipal authorities into disgraced exile. One man who arrived a week later observed the ruins of the city's center. "The military arrangement of cannon and soldiers for the night," he observed, "looked more war like than anything I have ever yet had
Journal of the Early Republic – University of Pennsylvania Press
Published: May 24, 2017
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