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Conscription was widely unpopular during the American Civil War, in both the north and south. In New York City, anger at the unfairness of the draft, which allowed rich men to buy their way out, combined with a general unpopularity of the war, led to riots in July, 1863, that paralyzed the city.
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The Devil's Own Work: The Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight to Reconstruct America by Barnet Schecter.
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Paradise Alley by Kevin Baker.
Paradise Alley, Kevin Baker's follow-up to Dreamland, makes full use of his skills as a top historical researcher. Paradise Alley concerns a tumultuou...
Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North by Jennifer L. Weber.
If Civil War battlefields saw vast carnage, the Northern home-front was itself far from tranquil. Fierce political debates set communities on edge, sp...