We're revisiting an episode from 2011 featuring previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. 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.
You can find the original episode here: https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts/how-the-new-york-draft-riots-worked.htm
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