Tag Archives: History

Rough Justice

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

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.

The Opium Habit

In terms of her opium use, Elizabeth was not unlike many women in the 19th century.

“Great Centers of Pestilence”: Public Health in Civil War New York

Series historical adviser, Daniel Czitrom, discusses the death and disease that were caused by contaminated water and other health hazards in 19th century New York City.

The Meaning of Freedom

Like Sara's mother, many newly freed slaves in 1865 had to adjust to living in the urban North.

Metropolitan Police Under Siege

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom explores the hostility the New York Police Department faced during the Civil War.

“Shoving the Queer”: Professional Counterfeiters

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom details a new type of criminal emerging in Five Points during the late 19th century - professional counterfeiters.

Recruiting for War: ‘Bounty Brokers’ in New York City

Learn more about the bounty brokers who caused trouble for the detectives in Copper from the series historical adviser, Daniel Czitrom.

Who’s the Boss: Tammany Versus Republicans

Series historical adviser Daniel Czitrom offers a closer look General Brendan Donovan's career, and "ward bosses" of the mid-nineteenth century.