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"Patience on a Monument"

Topic:
Anti-black Violence
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Thomas Nast
Date:
October 10, 1868, p. 648
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Nast dramatizes again the continuity between anti-black violence undertaken by segments of the Democratic party during the Civil War and, currently, regarding Reconstruction: the draft-riot arson of the Colored Orphan Asylum (l) and a Ku Klux Klan torching of a freedman's school (r); while a lynched black man hangs on both sides.
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