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Grantís First and Last Vote

Topic:
Bloody Shirt and Bloody Chasm
Source:
Leslie's Illustrated
Cartoonist:
Matt Morgan
Date:
September 14, 1872, pp. 8-9
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Appearing in the same issue as the cover, "Too Thin, Massa Grant," this cartoon is another response to the Republican waving of the "bloody shirt." It is based on Ulysses S. Grant's vote for Democrat James Buchanan in the 1856 presidential election, and thereby tries to associate Grant with slavery. Of slovenly attire and dimwitted countenance, Grant casts his ballot for "Buchanan and Extension of Slavery," while his slave sits upon a cord of wood. At the time, the racist catch-phrase "the Nigger in the woodpile" referred to a surprising secret that was kept hidden from others; in this case, Grant's voting record.
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