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Episode 2 - The New York City Draft Riots

Uploaded: 29 Dec 2017

You've just crossed the Atlantic on a rickety ship, escaping near-starvation existence in your home country to arrive in a city of wonder. New York has it all - department stores, parks and most importantly of all, the promise of a living, even for the poorest in society.

But now this new continent is at war with itself, theoretically over the most diabolical crime of all - human slavery.

But is this correct? What else can you call conscription?

What are the consequences when you take control of someone's life in order to pursue a war that they really have nothing to do with?

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