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A pair of complete and authentic issues of the Evening Star, July 15, 1863 and July 17, 1863, each 4pp., disbound VG. From the 15th, front page report and running two columns, "Full Particulars of the New York Riots" with column breaks "Origin of the Mob", "Burning the Colored Orphanage", "Burning Provost Marshall's House", "Five Men Killed on Second Avenue", "Attacks on the Tribune" ....very detailed. The reporting continues on the 2nd page, ""Disturbance in Brooklyn", Negroes Horribly Maltreated", "Negroes Killed and Private Property Destroyed" .... Then from the issue of the 17th, front page, "Two Negroes Killed and Thrown in the East River", "The Murder of Col. O'Brien",... The reports continue on the 2nd page, "Eleven Rioters Shot Down and Numbers Captured", .... Of course there is War reporting as well. The New York City draft riots (July 13-16, 1863), were violent disturbances in Lower Manhattan, widely regarded as the culmination of white working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War. The riots remain the largest civil and most racially-charged urban disturbance in American history.
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