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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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  • 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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