Photo, Print, Drawing Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler

[ digital file from b&w film copy neg. ]

About this Item

Title
Forcing slavery down the throat of a freesoiler
Summary
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.
Contributor Names
Magee, John L.
Created / Published
Philad. : Pub. by J.L. Magee, 1856.
Subject Headings
-  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
Headings
Lithographs--1850-1860.
Political cartoons--1850-1860.
Notes
-  "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.
Medium
1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.8 x 37 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
Stern Collection, portfolio 4, no. 25 c-Rare Bk Coll
Repository
Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
cph 3b38367 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3b38367
Library of Congress Control Number
2008661578
Reproduction Number
LC-USZ62-92043 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory
No known restrictions on publication.
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
1 print : lithograph on wove paper ; 24.8 x 37 cm. (image) | 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.
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Magee, John L. Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler. Central America Cuba Kansas United States, 1856. Philad.: Pub. by J.L. Magee. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661578/.

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Magee, J. L. (1856) Forcing Slavery Down the Throat of a Freesoiler. Central America Cuba Kansas United States, 1856. Philad.: Pub. by J.L. Magee. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661578/.

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Magee, John L. 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/>.

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