Flour Riot of 1837

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Flour Riot of 1837
Date 1837
Location New York City
Participants Locofocos
Outcome Flour stolen from Eli Hart's store.

The Flour Riot of 1837 was a riot that broke out in New York City in 1837. The riot was caused by a combination of the rising cost of flour, which had increased from $5.62 a barrel (196 lb or 88.90 kg) to $12 a barrel.[1] and the recession triggered by the Panic of 1837.

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  1. ^ Zinn, Howard. A People's History of the United States. New York: Perennial Classics, 2003. p.224 ISBN 0-06-052837-0