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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. Walking tours are limited to thirty-five guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.
Barnet Schecter is the author of George Washington’s America: A Biography Through His Maps and The Devil’s Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America.
Meeting location will be provided to patrons when they purchase tickets.
Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person
To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. 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.