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AHTV: Lincoln and Emancipation – New York Reacts

AHTV: Lincoln and Emancipation – New York Reacts

AHTV: Lincoln and Emancipation – New York Reacts

Washington, DC
Sunday, February 14, 2010

In 1862, Abraham Lincoln announced that the Emancipation Proclamation would go into effect on January first, 1863. New York responded by ousting Republicans from state offices, heightened their criticisms of Lincoln and finally rioted against the draft in what became the worst urban rioting in history. The New York Historical Society presented a program about the Emancipation and resulting draft riots.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 4:49pm (ET)

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