Riot Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Riot

  1. Attica city in New York housing state prison; one of the worst prison riots in American history occurred there (1971). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 182]
  2. Birmingham riots melee resulting from civil rights demonstrations (1963). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 585–586]
  3. Boston Massacre civil uprising fueled revolutionary spirit (1770). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 57]
  4. Boston Tea Party colonists rioted against tea tax (1773). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 341]
  5. Chicago riots “police riot” arguably cost Democrats election (1968). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 625]
  6. Donnybrook Fair former annual Dublin county fair; famous for rioting and dissipation. [Irish Hist.: NCE, 784]
  7. Germinal conflict of capital vs. labor: miners strike en masse. [Fr. Lit.: Germinal]
  8. Gordon, Lord George leader of the anti-Catholic riots of 1780, in which the idiot Barnaby is caught up. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Barnaby Rudge]
  9. Haymarket Riot Chicago labor dispute erupted into mob scene (1886). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 297]
  10. Kent State Ohio university where antiwar demonstration led to riot, resulting in deaths of four students (1971). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1466]
  11. Little Rock capital of Arkansas; federal troops sent there to enforce ruling against segregation (1957). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1594]
  12. Luddites British workers riot to destroy labor-saving machines (1811–1816). [Br. Hist.: NCE, 1626]
  13. Molly Maguires antilandlord organization; used any means to combat mine owners (1860s, 1870s). [Am. Hist.: Van Doren, 272]
  14. New York Draft Riots anticonscription feelings resulted in anarchy and bloodshed (1863). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 429]
  15. Riot Act, the reading it to unruly crowds, sheriffs under George I could force them to disperse or be jailed. [Br. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 767]
  16. Shays’ Rebellion armed insurrection by Massachusetts farmers against the state government (1786). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2495]
  17. Watts district in Los Angeles where black Americans rioted over economic deprivation and social injustices (1965). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1612–1613]
  18. Whiskey Rebellion uprising in Pennsylvania over high tax on whiskey and scotch products (1794). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2967]