"Of Course He Votes the Democratic Ticket" (1876)

A political cartoon by Thomas Nast from Harper’s Weekly depicts the intimidation techniques that the Democratic Party used to suppress the votes of Black Southerners in the election of 1876.
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This image appeared in Harper’s Weekly in 1876. The caption reads: 

“Of course he wants to vote the Democratic ticket!” Democratic “Reformer”: “You’re as free as air, ain’t you? Say you are or I’ll blow yer black head off!”

Wood engraving by Thomas Nast from Harper’s Weekly (1876)

Wood engraving by Thomas Nast (1876), The Newberry Digital Collection

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