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Race Riots

  • By: Alexander W. Pisciotta
  • In: Encyclopedia of Race and Crime
  • Edited by: Helen Taylor Greene & Shaun L. Gabbidon
  • Subject:Race, Ethnicity & Crime, Ethnic Studies

In the 19th and 20th centuries, hundreds of racially motivated battles—primarily between Whites and Blacks—occurred in all sections of the United States, including urban and rural areas. The causes, dynamics, outcome, and impact of each race riot were unique. But, they ...

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