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 Casting Ballots

 


 "In Self-Defense"
  Cartoonist:  A. B. Frost
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   October 28, 1876, p. 880

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This image dramatically condemns the brutal racism of some white Southerners against blacks. The white man has killed a black child, and his plea of "self-defense" exemplifies the perspective among Southern whites that Reconstruction had led to "black rule." The cartoon appeared just a few weeks before the presidential election.
 

 

 

 
 

 

     
 

 

 
     
 

 

 
     
 

 

 

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