City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War

City of Sedition The History of New York City during the Civil War WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR BEST NON FICTION BOOK OF In a single definitive narrative CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge and hugely conflicted role New York City

  • Title: City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War
  • Author: John Strausbaugh
  • ISBN: 9781455584185
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Hardcover
  • WINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR BEST NON FICTION BOOK OF 2016In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge and hugely conflicted role New York City played in the Civil War No city was of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or of a hindrance No city raised men, money, and materiel for theWINNER OF THE FLETCHER PRATT AWARD FOR BEST NON FICTION BOOK OF 2016In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge and hugely conflicted role New York City played in the Civil War No city was of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or of a hindrance No city raised men, money, and materiel for the war, and no city raised hell against it It was a city of patriots, war heroes, and abolitionists, but simultaneously a city of antiwar protest, draft resistance, and sedition Without his New York supporters, it s highly unlikely Lincoln would have made it to the White House Yet, because of the city s vital and intimate business ties to the Cotton South, the majority of New Yorkers never voted for him and were openly hostile to him and his politics Throughout the war New York City was a nest of antiwar Copperheads and a haven for deserters and draft dodgers New Yorkers would react to Lincoln s wartime policies with the deadliest rioting in American history The city s political leaders would create a bureaucracy solely devoted to helping New Yorkers evade service in Lincoln s army Rampant war profiteering would create an entirely new class of New York millionaires, the shoddy aristocracy New York newspapers would be among the most vilely racist and vehemently antiwar in the country Some editors would call on their readers to revolt and commit treason a few New Yorkers wo

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