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Add to Calendar 05-05-2013 05-05-2013 15 Civil War in Manhattan As the inevitability of the Civil War increased, New York faced conflicts within its varied population. Family connections with the South brought personal strife for some. Business interests dreaded the potential loss of Southern markets for finished goods. Ever present ethnic and class tensions increased. Once war was declared, New York officially supported the Northern cause. But as the war dragged on, ethnic and class tensions escalated between the Irish and blacks, and the poor and the governing class. Groups actively engaged with the war included shipbuilders, manufacturers, newspaper publishers, humanitarian philanthropists, and soldiers returning from the Battle of Gettysburg. Highlights include: Abraham Lincoln, the candidate and president Greeley, the abolitionist editor Confederate plot to burn down New York The Draft and Draft Riots The Monitor & New York shipbuilding General Grant, General Sherman, and Admiral Farragut http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=130413 Joyce Gold History Tours of NY true DD/MM/YYYY

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Date: 05/05/13
Hours: 1pm
Ages: All Ages
Price: $18 per person, $15 seniors
Address: Various locations - 212-242-5762
www.joycegoldhistorytours.com

Description: As the inevitability of the Civil War increased, New York faced conflicts within its varied population. Family connections with the South brought personal strife for some. Business interests dreaded the potential loss of Southern markets for finished goods. Ever present ethnic and class tensions increased.

Once war was declared, New York officially supported the Northern cause. But as the war dragged on, ethnic and class tensions escalated between the Irish and blacks, and the poor and the governing class. Groups actively engaged with the war included shipbuilders, manufacturers, newspaper publishers, humanitarian philanthropists, and soldiers returning from the Battle of Gettysburg.

Highlights include: Abraham Lincoln, the candidate and president Greeley, the abolitionist editor Confederate plot to burn down New York The Draft and Draft Riots The Monitor & New York shipbuilding General Grant, General Sherman, and Admiral Farragut

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