Sunday, November 27, 2011

Editorial Cartoon: Lincoln and the Negro Question


I found this editorial cartoon in Albert Shaw's Abraham Lincoln: The Year of His Election (The Review of Reviews Corporation, 1929).

This appears on page 163 and provides a German perspective (presumably translated into English for this book) about the South's attempt to secede from the Union and what motivated it. This drawing and the caption leave no doubt as to what this paper thought motivated the South. 

Here is some information on the cartoonist Wilhelm Scholz, including a link to more details on Kladderadatsch.

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