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The Armies of the Streets: The New York City Draft Riots of 1863

Cook, Adrian

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ISBN 10: 0813112982 / ISBN 13: 9780813112985
Published by The University Press of Kentucky
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Title: The Armies of the Streets: The New York City...

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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In July 1863 New York City experienced widespread rioting unparalleled in the history of the nation. Here for the first time is a scholarly analysis of the Draft Riots, dealing with motives and with the reasons for the recurring civil disorders in nineteenth-century New York: the appalling living conditions, the corruption of the civic government, and the geographical and economic factors that led up to the social upheaval.

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Adrian Cook was educated at Johns Hopkins and at the University of Cambridge, where he took a double first and a Ph.D. While completing this book he was a Fellow of the Institute of Research in the Humanities, University of Wisconsin.

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