Union and liberty! And union and slavery!

UNION AND LIBERTY! UNION AND SLAVERY!

UnionandLiberty

Title: UNION AND LIBERTY! UNION AND SLAVERY!

Year: 1864

Creator: M. W. Siebert, New York

Description: An anti-McClellan broadside, contrasting Republican candidate Abraham Lincoln’s advocacy of equality and free labor in the North to Democratic opponent McClellan’s alleged support of the Southern slave system. The comparison is made in two scenes, “Union and Liberty” (left) and “Union and Slavery” (right).

In the first, Lincoln shakes the hand of a bearded man wearing a square paper labor cap, while black and white school children issue from a schoolhouse flying the American flag in the background.

On the right McClellan, in military uniform, shakes the hand of Confederate president Jefferson Davis, as a slave auction takes place behind them.

URL:
http://www.mrlincolnandnewyork.org/new-york-politics/union-and-liberty-and-union-and-slavery/

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