The Labor and Black Votes


 “TheReal Workingman”
  Cartoonist:  Edward Windsor Kemble
  Source:  Harper's Weekly
  Date:   September 12, 1908, p. 10

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This Harper’s Weekly cartoon predicts that most workingmen will not follow the lead of American Federation of Labor president Samuel Gompers, ridiculed as a dwarf, and vote for Democrat William Jennings Bryan, whose economic policy would upset the full-dinner pail of prosperity. Instead, the inference is that “the real workingman” will vote for Republican William Howard Taft.













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