Political Cartoon Interpretation

Political Cartoon Interpretation - This cartoon was printed...

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This cartoon was printed on April 12, 1862. This was during the time, when Lincoln was encouraging states to begin gradual abolition. This cartoon depicts Lincoln as a doctor. He is giving the medicine of Emancipation to a slave. This shows that Lincoln was pushing for gradual abolition. So, just like a medicine, emancipation had to be taken in doses. In many of Nast’s cartoons he tore down, or made fun of political figures, but in this case he portrayed Abraham
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  • Winter '16
  • Dr. Roland
  • Abraham Lincoln, Slavery in the United States, American Civil War, Abolitionism

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