NYC Considered Leaving the Union With the Confederacy

How greed fueled a fever dream of corruption and independence

19th-century painting of New York City (Public domain)

SSouth Carolina officially seceded from the Union on December 20th, 1860, the first state to do so. Mississippi, Florida, and Alabama all seceded on January 9th, 10th, and 11th respectively in 1861. This is all well-trodden history. What most people do not know, is that…

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