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"'Tis But a Change in Banners"

Topic:
Democratic Party
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
Frank Bellew
Date:
September 26, 1868, p. 624
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This Frank Bellew cartoon is an example of "waving the bloody shirt"-the Republican attempt to link the Democratic party with secession and the Confederate cause. The cartoonist uses an identical figure in his 1864 and 1868 comparison. The Confederate flag of the former has been exchanged for a "Seymour & Blair" banner and a Ku Klux Klan hat of the latter. The cartoonist emphasizes what he believes is the persistence of the disloyalty and violence that the Democratic party manifested during the Civil War and that which it fosters through its opposition to Reconstruction.
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