“Racism in the Civil War North” Please respond to the following:
- After Lincoln officially pronounced the Emancipation Proclamation in January 1863, the Civil War enveloped a two-fold purpose: fighting for reuniting the Union, and prohibiting slavery in captured confederate territory. This action set off a chain reaction that led to draft riots, which demonstrated Northern racism and casualties between blacks and whites.
- Go to Section 2 of this week’s reading titled “Why the North Won”, and view the resources provided for the section discussing the New York City Draft Riots. (See weblinks below)
- Next explain three (3) ways that these riots supported the ‘myth’ of the anti-racist liberals of the North and the difficulties facing free African Americans.