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        "Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler" Political Cartoon, 1856

        In this 1856 political cartoon, a freesoiler man is tied down to the Democratic Platform and held there by two individuals, presidential nominee James Buchanan and Democratic senator Lewis Cass. Two other small individuals, Democratic Senator Stephen A. Douglas and President Franklin Pierce, force an African American into the man's mouth.

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