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“Emancipation” (1865)

Thomas Nast's celebration of the emancipation of Southern slaves with the end of the Civil War. Nast envisions a somewhat optimistic picture of the future of free blacks in the United States.
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At a Glance

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Language

English — US

Subject

  • History
  • Human & Civil Rights
  • Racism

Credit:
Library of Congress

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