The Modern Moses to his People

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Collection: Cornell University Collection of Political Americana, Cornell University Library

Repository: Susan H. Douglas Political Americana Collection, #2214 Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library, Cornell University

Title: The Modern Moses to his People

Political Party: Democratic

Election Year: 1872

Date Made: 1872

Measurement: Sheet: 16 x 21.5 in.; 40.64 x 54.61 cm

Classification: Publications

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    Susan Barsy

    • 11/Feb/2012 15:05:35

    Amazing graphic from the Reconstruction era. Captures the negative attitudes of many white Americans toward equality for blacks and Northern antipathy to great radical reformers of the time, especially Sumner. A sad but truthful vestige of the time.