Gangs of New York: The Draft Riots
History → American History → New York Draft Riots of 1863
Vehemently opposed to the New York army draft, working-class men riot in New York City and attack any draft supporters, wealthy individuals, and blacks to express their anger. A voiceover of a journalist describes the numerous incidences of violence.
Public Discussion Questions
What sparked the New York City Draft Riots of 1863?