The Wide Awakes versus The Gangs of New York

Nineteen-year-old Pearl Street Church alum, Sidney Gladwin struggles to introduce the Wide Awakes to his new, heavily-Democratic town, New York City. Gladwin partners up with a 29-year-old Irish immigrant mechanic friend named Francis Lambert who teaches the Connecticut farm boy how to cut deals with Ward Bosses for parade permits, how to grease wheels with police for protection…

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