|Old Slow Town: Detroit During the Civil War|
Event Type: Adult Programs|
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM
Though it was located far from Southern battlefields, Detroit churned with unrest during the American Civil War. The city's population, including a large German and Irish immigrantLibrary: Clinton-Macomb Main Library
community, mostly aligned with anti-war Democrats while the rest of the state stood with the pro-Lincoln Republicans. The virulently anti-Lincoln and anti-Black Detroit Free Press fanned
the city's flames with provocative coverage of events.