Chaos and Division in NYC During the Civil War

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The 5th Regiment Of New York Zouaves Passing Through Broadway On Their Way To Embark For The War Down South, 22 June, 1861.

During the Civil War, New York City played a central role in the abolitionist movement and pro-Union war effort. In his new book, City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War, historian John Strausbaugh reveals that New Yorkers were also leading anti-war and anti-draft movements, and factories were making millions from war profiteering. He also looks at the roles of memorable figures including, Walt Whitman, Thomas Nast, Herman Melville and Boss Tweed.

Event: John Strausbaugh will be speaking and signing books at Book Court (163 Court Street, Brooklyn) on Wednesday, August 17th at 7 p.m.