Photo, Print, Drawing Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler
About this Item
- Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler
- The artist lays on the Democrats the major blame for violence perpetrated against antislavery settlers in Kansas in the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act. Here a bearded "freesoiler" has been bound to the "Democratic Platform" and is restrained by two Lilliputian figures, presidential nominee James Buchanan and Democratic senator Lewis Cass. Democratic senator Stephen A. Douglas and president Franklin Pierce, also shown as tiny figures, force a black man into the giant's gaping mouth. The freesoiler's head rests on a platform marked "Kansas," "Cuba," and "Central America," probably referring to Democratic ambitions for the extension of slavery. In the background left is a scene of burning and pillage; on the right a dead man hangs from a tree.
- Magee, John L.
- Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) DLC
Created / Published
- Philad. : Pub. by J.L. Magee, 1856.
- - Buchanan, James,--1791-1868
- - Cass, Lewis,--1782-1866
- - Douglas, Stephen A.--(Stephen Arnold),--1813-1861
- - Pierce, Franklin,--1804-1869
- - Abolition movement--Kansas--1850-1860
- - Presidential elections--United States--1850-1860
- - Slavery--United States--1850-1860
- - Kansas--History--1854-1861
- - Central America--1850-1860
- - Cuba--1850-1860
- Political cartoons--1850-1860.
- Political cartoons--1850-1860
- - "Pub. by J.L. Magee 48 Pasyunk Road Phila."
- - Drawn by John L. Magee.
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - Weitenkampf, p. 115.
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1856-8.
- - LAC ecr 2021-10-25 no edits (1 card)
- 1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.8 x 37 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
- Stern Collection, portfolio 4, no. 25
- Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu
- cph 3b38367 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b38367
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-USZ62-92043 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
Additional Metadata Formats
- Cartoon Prints, American (807)
- Printed Ephemera: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera (10,728)
- Rare Book and Special Collections Division (28,437)
- Miscellaneous Items in High Demand (121,296)
- Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (Library of Congress) (983,227)
- Prints and Photographs Division (1,049,476)
- Library of Congress Online Catalog (1,495,928)
- Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress)
- Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana (Library of Congress) Dlc
- Magee, John L.
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Magee, John L, and Alfred Whital Stern Collection Of Lincolniana Dlc. Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler. United States Central America Kansas Cuba, 1856. Philad.: Pub. by J.L. Magee. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661578/.
APA citation style:
Magee, J. L. & Alfred Whital Stern Collection Of Lincolniana Dlc. (1856) Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler. United States Central America Kansas Cuba, 1856. Philad.: Pub. by J.L. Magee. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661578/.
MLA citation style:
Magee, John L, and Alfred Whital Stern Collection Of Lincolniana Dlc. Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler. Philad.: Pub. by J.L. Magee. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661578/>.