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        Interpreting Reconstruction Cartoons | A Biography of America

        After the Civil War, African Americans faced numerous assaults upon their newly won political rights.  Both Southerners and Northerners used a variety of extra-legal means to intimidate African Americans and prevent them from voting. This annotated image from A Biography of America explains the references employed by the cartoonist Thomas Nast in his 1868 cartoon, "This is a White Man's Government."

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