Authors

Adrian Cook

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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.

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.

"[S]hould please both scholars and general readers. . . . easily surpasses previous books on the subject."—Library Journal

Publication Date

1974

Publisher

The University Press of Kentucky

Place of Publication

Lexington, KY

ISBN

9780813151823

eISBN

9780813162553

Keywords

Draft Riots, New York City history

Disciplines

United States History

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