During the Civil War, New York was a city of abolitionists and supporters of President Lincoln. It was also home to racists and anti-war “Copperheads,” due in part to its deep business ties to the Cotton South. 

Explore the complex history of New York’s response to the war with John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War. Once serving as the “Grand Central Depot” of the Underground Railroad, Plymouth Church offers a unique setting for this discussion. This discussion will be moderated by Jim Dwyer of the New York Times.

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | rsvp is suggested but not required.

Plymouth Church Sanctuary | 57 Orange St. | Brooklyn Heights, NY | 11201