New York Historian Barnet Schecter will be speaking on Tuesday, July 13 about the Civil War Draft Riots that took place in New York in 1863.
The lecture will be at the Williamsburgh Library (240 Division Ave. at Marcy Ave.) at 6:30 p.m., and is part of the library’s new lecture series, NOW: In History, which presents prominent authors, historians and experts on New York City. Each lecture is themed after a historic event that occurred during that month in the city’s history. Schecter is the author of The Devil’s Own Work: the Civil War Draft Riots and the Fight To Reconstruct America.
Draft Riots Touch Brooklyn [Brooklyn Eagle]