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  • New York City During the Civil War
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    New York City During the Civil War

    Historians talked aboiut New York City during the Civil War, emphasizing residents' divided loyalties despite being in a Union state. They gave examples of the city’s southern economic ties as…

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  • New York City Draft Riots
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    New York City Draft Riots

    Author Barnet Schecter talked about the causes, progression, and consequences of the New York City Draft Riots of July 1863. He spoke at the 2013 Lincoln Forum Symposium in Gettysburg,…

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  • 1863 New York City Draft Riots
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    1863 New York City Draft Riots

    Harold Holzer moderated a discussion of New York City’s only “Civil War Battle,” the 1863 Draft Riot. In the summer of 1863, riots erupted in New York City over new laws that drafted more men into the…

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    George Washington's America

    Barnet Schecter presents a biography of George Washington’s life through the maps that the first president drafted and collected. The maps range from those Washington used during his early career…

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    George Washington's America

    Barnet Schecter discussed his forthcoming fall 2010 title, George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps. Mr. Schecter was interviewed at Book Expo America, the annual…

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  • Reaction to Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation
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    Reaction to Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation

    Panelists discussed the reaction to President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation such as New York’s response of ousting Republicans from statewide office, heightening the criticism of the president, and by rioting against…

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    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, published by Walker and Company. He described the 1863 draft riots…

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  • BookExpo America Interviews
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    BookExpo America Interviews

    Various publishing executives were interviewed.

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