When we weren't so tolerant

Mass. Moments reminds us today is the anniversary of the burning of the Ursuline Convent in Charlestown by "an unruly, drunken mob of laborers, sailors, apprentices, and hoodlums." The convent burned to the ground because the local firefighters, all Protestant, refused to respond.

Earlier:
Riot on Broad Street.

Book:
Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent, 1834.

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