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  • Gangs of New York: The Draft Riots

    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.

  • Gangs of New York: Innocent Citizens Hanged

    american history
    new york draft riots of 1863
    A gang leader has some innocent Irishmen hanged for absurd claims so that he can stop being accused of not taking action on the rampant criminality in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan.

  • Gangs of New York: The Five Points Neighborhood

    american history
    urbanization
    effects of urbanization
    An immigrant is given the lowdown on the tough Five Points neigborhood in Civil War era New York City.

  • Gangs of New York: Firefighter Brawl

    american history
    industrial revolution
    urbanization
    Crowds gather and fire brigades compete in a crowded New York City neighborhood. This is an accurate representation of how fire brigades operated in New York City at the time due to there not being a legally recognized fire department.