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.

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.