Draft Riots in the Village: A Lecture by Dr. Durahn Taylor

Part of the 2013 Program Series: Marking the 150th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Dr. Durahn Taylor, Assistant Professor of History, Pace University, will present his research in a lecture about the 1863 New York Draft Riots in the Village, which exposed rifts within the North that were as deep as those that existed between the North and the South. These tensions resulted in one of the bloodiest urban uprisings in American history. Understanding the social and economic causes of the riots helps us appreciate that even in the North, support for the Union cause was not unanimous, but a bitterly contested issue.

Thursday, June 6, 2013
6:30 pm

King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center at NYU
53 Washington Square South