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American Experience; New York: Order and Disorder


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American Experience
New York: Order and Disorder
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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Episode two looks at New York's rise as a burgeoning cultural center and multi-ethnic port, concluding with the Civil War Draft Riots America's bloodiest civil disturbance.

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Chicago: “American Experience; New York: Order and Disorder,” 10/16/1999, GBH Archives, accessed February 23, 2024,
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