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This cartoon about racism was published in 1876. Cartoonist A. B. Frost for Harper�??s Weekly, October 28, 1876. From HarpWeek.
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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
This image dramatically condemns the brutal racism of some white Southerners against blacks. The white man has killed a black child, and his plea of "self-defense" exemplifies the perspective among Southern whites that Reconstruction had led to "black rule." The cartoon appeared just a few weeks before the presidential election.
Cartoonist: A. B. Frost
Date: October 28, 1876, p. 880