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Walks & Talks
The Civil War Draft Riots Walking Tour
Historical Walking Tours
Barnet Schecter
Sun, April 13th, 2014 | 11:00 am
$30
(members $18)

Note: This event is sold out

 

EVENT DETAILS

In July 1863, several months after President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and signed the nation’s first federal draft law, New York City was nearly destroyed in a four-day cataclysm of arson, looting, and lynching. Join historian Barnet Schecter for an in-depth look at the festering racial and class conflicts that produced the deadliest riots in American history. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War.

Walking tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

SPEAKER BIO

Barnet Schecter is the author of The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America and George Washington’s America: A Biography through His Maps.

LOCATION

Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.

PURCHASING TICKETS

By phone*: Please contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online*: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

*Service fee of $2.75 applies per online or over-the-phone order. (Fee waived for New-York Historical Society members.) Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final and payments cannot be refunded. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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