The Civil War Draft Riots, presented in miniature

The BBC America series ‘Copper‘, set in the famed Five Points neighborhood, begins this Sunday at 10pm EST. I’ll be Tweeting along during the show and hope to have a reaction post to it on the blog the next day.

The video above gives me hope for a program that takes its historical depiction and geography seriously. The production company Four Story Tree House, specializing in miniature recreations, has done an atmospheric take on the Civil War Draft Riots from July 1863 as a tie-in to the show.

And if it so inspires you, give a listen to our history on the Civil War Draft Riots which we recorded last summer. It’s Episode #127, and you can find it on iTunes.