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"It Don't Cover the Case, Governor."

Topic:
Democratic Nomination
Source:
Harper's Weekly
Cartoonist:
George Colt
Date:
September 2, 1876, p. 719
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Cartoonist George Colt mocks New York Governor Samuel Tilden's letter of acceptance, characterizing the Democratic presidential nominee's views as "financial mysticism" and "political sophistry." The cartoon's main point is to expose the conceit that Tilden's words could paper over violence against blacks, which white Southern Democrats encourage, support, and perpetrate.
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