The Source: New York City A Problem Child During Civil War
There are at least three public statues of Abraham Lincoln in New York City. Today one could think that New York loved President Lincoln and always have, and they would be wrong.
A sizable portion of New York City loathed him, supported the south, talked about secession from the Union itself and rioted in the streets in opposition to the Union.
It's worth remembering this episode in American history because it shows us the messy reality of 1860 America.
- John Strausbaugh, writer and video podcaster for The New York Times, author of many books including, "City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War"