RiotBook - 2009
From Library Staff
multcolib_northwest Feb 18, 2017
Set in 1863, this screenplay is a fictionalized account of the riots in New York City that were staged in protest of the Civil War drafts when rich men could pay someone else to take their place in the Army.
In 1863, fifteen-year-old Claire, the daughter of an Irish mother and a black father, faces ugly truths and great danger when Irish immigrants, enraged by the Civil War and a federal draft, lash out against blacks and wealthy "swells" of New York City.