Photo, Print, Drawing Re-construction, or "a white man's government"
About this Item
- Re-construction, or "a white man's government"
- Print shows a African American man anchored by the "tree of Liberty" extending his hand to help his former slave master drowning in a river. The man refuses the help. Ulysses Grant stands on the bank of the river a encouraging the man to accept help. The cartoon was published during Grant's presidential campaign of 1868, and may allude to the temporary political disenfranchisement of Southern whites in Texas, Mississippi, and Virginia, which had not yet been restored to the Union.
- Currier & Ives.
Created / Published
- [New York] : [Currier and Ives], 
- - Grant, Ulysses S.--(Ulysses Simpson),--1822-1885--Political activity
- - Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)
- - African Americans--1860-1870
- - Presidential elections--1860-1870
- - Racism--1860-1870
- Cartoons (Commentary)--1860-1870.
- Cartoons (Commentary)--1860-1870
- - Purchase; Periodyssey; 2019; (DLC/PP-2019:056)
- - Title from item.
- 1 print : lithograph ; sheet 26 x 37 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
- PC/US - 1868.C996, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- ppmsca 65157 https://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.65157
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-65157 (digital file from original)
- No known restrictions on publication.
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- Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-65157 (digital file from original)
- Call Number: PC/US - 1868.C996, no. 1 (B size) [P&P]
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Currier & Ives. Re-Construction, or a White Man's Government". , 1868. [New York: Currier and Ives] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2019634742/.
APA citation style:
Currier & Ives. (1868) Re-Construction, or a White Man's Government". , 1868. [New York: Currier and Ives] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2019634742/.
MLA citation style:
Currier & Ives. Re-Construction, or a White Man's Government". [New York: Currier and Ives] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2019634742/>.