How the New York Draft Riots Worked


Project Gutenberg eText 16960 From The Project Gutenberg EBook of History of the United States by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

To recruit troops for the U.S. Civil War, the Federal Congress passed the Union Conscription Act in 1863, which drafted able-bodied men between the ages of 20 and 45. Needless to say, this didn't go over well in New York. Tune in to learn more.

From The Project Gutenberg EBook of History of the United States by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard

Topics in this Podcast: The Most Requested Episodes We Already Have, 19th century, riots, American Civil War, mass anti-black violence