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Background Essay on the New York City Draft Riots

The worst episode of large-scale urban violence in American history, the New York City draft riots were sparked by the passage of conscription laws which made thousands of male New Yorkers between the ages of 18 and 45 eligible to be drafted into [...]

Background Essay on Why They Fought

This essay explores the motivations of soldiers on both sides of the U.S. Civil War.


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