1863 · Philadelphia
A satirical pamphlet, in Biblical style, on the idiocy of Southerners and their sympathizers in dissolving the Union and initiating Civil War. The nation of the "Yan Kees waxed great... the whole nation was puffed up." But it became divided "between the Idlers and the Workers." The former "loved swift horses and strong drink." The latter were industrious and hard-working. As time went on, the Idlers "seized some of the strongholds of the nation, and gathered a great army against the chief city." Among the satirized are Quakers ["Broadbrims"], James Buchanan ["James the Faithless"], General McClellan ["he did loiter and halt ever"].
Sabin 94400. (Inventory #: 33971)