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The Armies of the Streets (Paperback)

The New York City Draft Riots of 1863

World History > The Americas > USA

Imprint: University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780813151823
Published: 15th July 2014
Casemate UK Academic

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In July 1863 New York City experienced widespread rioting unparalleled in the history of the nation. Here for the first time is a scholarly analysis of the Draft Riots, dealing with motives and with the reasons for the recurring civil disorders in nineteenth-century New York: the appalling living conditions, the corruption of the civic government, and the geographical and economic factors that led up to the social upheaval.

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