This Map Shows Locations of All of New York City's Major Riots Since 1712

Illustration of Draft Riots, Harper's Weekly, August 1, 1863 Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, published by University of California Press CARTOGRAPHY: MOLLY ROY; ARTWORK: THOMAS NAST
Illustration of Draft Riots, Harper's Weekly, August 1, 1863 Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas by Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, published by University of California Press CARTOGRAPHY: MOLLY ROY; ARTWORK: THOMAS NAST
Photo: Atlas Obscura

Our friends at Atlas Obscura recently published a great article and accompanying map about the history of rioting in New York City titled New York City's History of Resistance, in One Riotous Map.

But New York’s history is riddled with popular uprisings and violent clashes. The map above, designed by Molly Roy and originally published in Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s new book, Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, shows how walking through the city—especially lower Manhattan—means passing over past sites of political violence, where people took to the streets with their demands.

Check out the full article and map for more info.

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