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In this activity students examine sheet music and letters from draft rioters to examine Union attitudes about the military draft during the Civil War.
In this activity students research roles as either Irish immigrants or African-American residents in the midst of the New York City Draft Riots that took place in July 1863. Students gather evidence from primary sources to develop their characters, [...]