Paperback / softback
July 7, 2014
9780813151823
English
336
9.25 Inches (US)
6.00 Inches (US)
1.09 Pounds (US)
$45.00 USD, £21.50 GBP
v2.1 Reference

The Armies of the Streets

The New York City Draft Riots of 1863

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.

About the Author

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.

Reviews

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

9780813151823 : the-armies-of-the-streets-cook
Paperback / softback
336 Pages
$45.00 USD

Other Titles in HISTORY / United States / State & Local / General

Writing Appalachia

Katherine Ledford
Mar 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text
$50.00 USD - Electronic book text

Against the Tide

Harriet Keyserling
Feb 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$19.99 USD - Electronic book text

The Guns of Meeting Street

T. Felder Dorn
Feb 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$22.99 USD - Paperback / softback
$22.99 USD - Electronic book text