Ross Coen is a Ph.D. candidate in history at the University of Washington where he writes about the political, social, and environmental history of the American West. He is the author of three books, including Fu-Go: The Curious History of Japan’s Balloon Bomb Attack on America, published by University of Nebraska Press in 2014. Since 2016, he has served as the editor of Alaska History, the peer-reviewed journal of the Alaska Historical Society. He lives in Edmonds, Washington.
The Peekskill Riot was a series of violent attacks by mobs of white citizens directed against African Americans and Jews attending a civil rights benefit concert in Westchester County, New York, in 1949. More than 150 people were injured in the riots. The concert, planned … Read MorePeekskill Riot (1949)