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1863 – Large numbers of Irish immigrants are involved in Draft Riots in New York.

On the morning of 13th July 1863, thousands of mostly Irish-immigrant workers in Manhattan erupted in what’s still the deadliest rioting in American history. Mobs rampaged through most of the week in a fury of savage murder, arson and looting. 19 more words

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1863 – Large numbers of Irish immigrants are involved in Draft Riots in New York.

On the morning of 13th July 1863, thousands of mostly Irish-immigrant workers in Manhattan erupted in what’s still the deadliest rioting in American history. Mobs rampaged through most of the week in a fury of savage murder, arson and looting. 1,236 more words

Irish History

Jeremiah Hamilton, Wall Street’s first African American millionaire

Armed with clubs, stones, bats, and bricks, the crowd broke into the Colored Orphan Asylum. Their cries of hatred screeched “Kill the monkies!” (sic).

Before the invasion of the building on New York’s Fifth Avenue, between the 43rd and 44th street, employees were able to take the 233 children who lived there to a safe place. 831 more words

Business

Thomas Nast's 'Central Park in Winter'


For the January 30, 1864, issue of Harper’s Weekly, Thomas Nast drew a many-paneled illustration of Central Park in winter.  Like many of his works, this one featured a large central drawing, surrounded by smaller vignettes in round and elliptical frames.  586 more words

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