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Pardon/Franchise Engravings by Thomas Nast

Wood engravings by Thomas Nast depict the tension between the demands of healing and justice during the Reconstruction era.
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English — US

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  • History
  • Social Studies
  • Democracy & Civic Engagement
  • Racism

These wood engravings by Thomas Nast first appeared in Harper's Weekly in 1865. It embodies the tension between the demands of healing and justice during the Reconstruction era. Follow the steps of the Analyzing Visual Images strategy to think deeply about this image and the message Nast intends to communicate.

Wood engravings by Thomas Nast, first appearing in Harper's Weekly, 1865.

Credit:
Library of Congress

Wood engravings by Thomas Nast, first appearing in Harper's Weekly, 1865.

Credit:
Library of Congress

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Facing History and Ourselves, "Pardon/Franchise Engravings by Thomas Nast," last updated May 12, 2020.

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