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In July 1863, several months after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and signed the nation’s first federal draft law, New York City was nearly destroyed in a four-day cataclysm of arson, looting and lynching. Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.
Barnet Schecter is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps and The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America.