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The Burning of the Colored Orphan Asylum (Library of Congress)

150 Years Ago: The Irish-American Reports on the New York Draft Riots

150 years ago today the main Irish newspaper of New York, the Irish-American, reported on the Draft Riots that had engulfed the city in previous days. In the weeks and months to follow the largely Irish make-up of the crowd would elicit much discussion and anti-Irish sentiment from many of the city’s newspapers, which the […]

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