Excerpt from The Great Riots of New York, 1712 to 1873: Including a Full and Complete Account of the Four Days' Draft Riot of 1863
The materials for the descriptions of the Negro and Doctors' Riots were gathered from the Archives of the Historical Society; those of the immedi... ately succeeding ones, from the press of the times.
For the scenes and incidents that occurred On the stage and behind the curtain in the Astor-place Opera Riot, I am indebted to a pamphlet entitled Behind the Scenes.
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