The 50 Most Racist Political Cartoons

3. "The Nigger" in the Woodpile

Artist: Louis Maurer
Publishing Date: 1860
Published In: Currier & Ives, lithographers
People/person Targeted: Republicans, President Abraham Lincoln, African-Americans

Here, Maurer illustrates the racist turn of phrase literally, suggesting that Republicans were disingenuously playing down an abolitionist plank in their platform.

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