TIL New York City considered seceding from the Union shortly before the beginning of the Civil War, and becoming a “free city,” in order to continue doing business with Southern States.


izb91YPCQmUXykpCCMepuXrg1z8QYUCKCKTCJKsUtQ - TIL New York City considered seceding from the Union shortly before the beginning of the Civil War, and becoming a "free city," in order to continue doing business with Southern States.

TIL New York City considered seceding from the Union shortly before the beginning of the Civil War, and becoming a “free city,” in order to continue doing business with Southern States.