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17 April 2021: This Irish Life

On this week’s This Irish American Life we share a recent conversation between Peter Quinn and Lenwood Sloan to mark the re-issue of Peter’s classic novel, Banished Children of Eve: A Novel of Civil War New York (Fordham University Press). In the third bloody year of Civil War, the North imposes a military draft that sparks the most destructive riot in American history. Peter Quinn’s characters are drawn from across New York City’s classes and races. Their fates coalesce in the cataclysm of the Draft Riots.