Book Discussion on Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots

Mr. Schecter talked about his book The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America,… read more

Mr. Schecter talked about his book The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America, published by Walker and Company. He described the 1863 draft riots in New York City, chronicling the Reconstruction period after the Civil War. He also talked about the ethnic, religious and class issues that sparked the riots and compared this controversial time to the current social climate in America. After his presentation he answered audience members' questions. close

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Book Discussion on Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Feb 12, 2006

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  • Feb 12, 2006 | 5:58am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 12, 2006 | 2:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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