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Old Time Tours - 19th Century NYC Guidebooks: 1840-1870

A Guide to 19th Century New York City Guidebooks

1840-1870

Below are some sample titles from the decades when Irish and German immigration boomed; NYC had two police squads; the funeral of "Butcher" Bill Poole drew a gargantuan crowd that surpassed the funeral of President Andrew Jackson; and William "Boss" Tweed met with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton in Washington, D.C. to assure the Lincoln administration that Tammany Hall would peacefully implement a new military conscription in New York after the deadly 1864 Draft Riots.