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CONTENTS Prologue: "We Have Not One Devil But Many To Contend With" 1. "The Rebel Horde Had Invaded Pennsylvania In Force" 2. The Battle Lines Are Drawn: Race, Class, And Religion 3. Horace Greeley And The Birth Of The Republican Party 4. Fernando Wood, The "Southern" Mayor of New York 5. "Slavery Must Die That The Nation Might Live" 6. Emancipation And Its Enemies 7. "A Highwayman's Call On Every American: $300 Or Your Life" 8. "Down With The Rich Men!": The New York City Draft Riots Begin 9. "Chased, Stoned, And Beaten": "A Crusade Against Negroes" 10. Monday Night: "The Fiery Nucleus of the Entire Riot" 11. "Government In The Hands Of The White Race Alone" 12. "The Police Cannot Much Longer Sustain The Contest" 13. Doom Or Deliverance: Wednesday, July 15th--Day Three 14. "Hellish Passions Culminating in Riot, Arson, and Murder" 15. The Final Days: Thursday and Friday 16. A Plot To "Make The Northern States A Battle-Field" 17. Aftermath: "Sitting On Two Volcanoes" 18. "Our Bleeding, Bankrupt, Almost Dying Country" 19. "Villainous Threats Of Laying Northern Cities In Ashes" 20. War's End: Slavery Is Dead, The Demon Of Caste Lives On 21. "Condemnation And Reversal Of Negro Suffrage" 22. Strange Bedfellows: Horace Greeley And The Liberal Republicans 23. A Final Devil's Bargain: The End Of Reconstruction Appendix. A Walking Tour of Civil War New York Notes Bibliography Index
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Draft Riot, New York, N.Y., 1863.