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Published: 10 October 1991

384 Pages | 10 halftones, 6 maps

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195071306

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The New York City Draft Riots

Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War

Iver Bernstein

  • Details how a demonstration against the first federal draft expanded into a sweeping assault against the local institutions and personnel of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party as well as a race riot.
  • Identifies participants, dynamics, causes, and consequences of this infamous race riot.
  • Offers new perspectives on Civil War society and politics, patterns of race, ethnic and class relations, the rise of organized labor, styles of leadership, philanthropy and reform, strains of individualism, and the rise of machine politics in Boss Tweed's Tammany regime.