American Caricatures Pertaining to the Civil War.
1918. · New York:
by [Civil War].
Oblong 8vo, cloth, gilt title on top cover and spine, illustrated. Top hinge a little weak, but firm, some extremity wear, and back cover wear, normal aging; otherwise very good plus. This little work includes a short history of political caricature from James Gillray to Thomas Nast. This is a charming collection of political humor that includes views on major events to those that have long been forgotten. The themes are of course relevant to the day and express sentiments at that time. Some are racist, like a cartoon of Abe Lincoln sitting on a woodpile labeled the 'Republican Platform' showing a black person under the pile, and with a caption "The Nigger in the Woodpile." Another cartoon features a general representing the Union hitting various Southern leaders linked to secession with a club. (Inventory #: 104188)