Monday, July 18, 2016

American Crucible

History is now/American crucible/May we not perish.

The image above appeared in the August 1, 1863 edition of Harper's Weekly. It is an illustration of the burning of the Colored Orphans Asylum on Fifth Avenue, during the New York City Draft Riots, which occurred from July 13-16, and which remain the bloodiest and deadliest riots in American history. 

Click on the link below for a brief history: Virtual New York - The Draft Riots

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