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"How the Copperheads Obtain Their Votes"

Topic:
Voting and Election Results
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
November 12, 1864, p. 725
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This Thomas Nast cartoon appeared on November 2 (the journal was postdated by 10 days), a week before the presidential election on November 8. Its dual message points to Democratic corruption (here, vote fraud) and the party’s disregard for the sacrifices made for the Union cause, as evidenced by their peace plank.
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