Lincoln’s Return to New York

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom reflects on the assassination of President Lincoln, and the funeral procession that offered a bitter reminder of the war’s unfinished business.

Rough Justice

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom examines the corrupt political and criminal justice system prevalent in late 19th century New York City.

New Chances for Us

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom reflects on the African American struggle to advance the freedom movement, even as the legacies of slavery and racism persevered.

Haunted by the Draft Riots

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom explores the memory, fear, and pain of the worst civil insurrection in American history, the 1863 Draft Riots.

The Business of Prostitution

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom offers a look at the business of prostitution in Five Points, a sex hub since the early 1800s.