The infamous New York City draft riots of July 13-16, 1863, remain the worst urban riots in American history. Fomented mostly by working-class Irish immigrants and laborers of Irish descent, the insurgents were incensed over the prospect of being drafted to fight at the behest of upper-class Anglo-....
"Civil War Treasures: Three Correspondents On The New York City Draft Riots Of 1863,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 20
Available at: https://repository.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol20/iss1/24