Nast & Reconstruction, understanding a political cartoon


Thomas Nast, “The Union As It Was—Worse Than Slavery,” 1874, wood engraving, illustration in Harper’s Weekly (October 24, 1874, Library of Congress) A conversation between Dr. Kimberly Kutz Elliott and Dr. Beth Harris

Warning: this video includes violent and racist imagery

Cite this page as: Dr. Kimberly Kutz Elliott, "Nast & Reconstruction, understanding a political cartoon," in Smarthistory, March 17, 2021, accessed April 17, 2021, https://smarthistory.org/nast-reconstruction-political-cartoon/.