‘Blood, Rhetoric, and Negotiation’: Crushing the New York City Draft Riots

This is the third part of a three-part series on the New York City Draft Riots, the U.S. Civil War, and the use of martial law in the United States. Click here for part two and part one.

Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his army north in the early summer of 1863, hoping to strike a decisive blow against the Union. By the beginning…