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Serious Riot

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Title

Serious Riot

Subject

Liberty Furnace (Va)
Columbia Furnace (Va)

Description

Newspaper article detailing a riot that occurred at Columbia and Liberty Furnaces west of Edinburg in Shenandoah County. It appeared in Shenandoah Herald on January 28, 1880.

The incident was sparked by the furnace owners' decision to hire African Americans to work at the sites. It ended on January 21, 1880 when, after a brief conflict between workers and the local militia, the white employees agreed to return to work if the furnace owners fired all African American workers.

Creator

Shenandoah Herald

Source

Shenandoah Herald, January-December 1880, Microfilm Collection, Truban Archives, Shenandoah County Library, Edinburg, Virginia.

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

January 20, 1880

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Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Newspaper

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Citation

Shenandoah Herald, “Serious Riot,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed May 20, 2018, http://archives.countylib.org/items/show/11502.

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