Zachary M. Schrag's book combines biographies of rioters and their victims, and the socio-cultural context in which the riots developed. Though Shcrag offers analysis of the riots, he favors “detail and description,” which makes the book “walloping fun” to read, Ritter concludes.
"The Fires of Philadelphia: Citizen-Soldiers, Nativists, and the 1844 Riots Over the Soul of a Nation,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss2/10