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"Who are the Nigger Worshipers", Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862

Title

"Who are the Nigger Worshipers", Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862

Description

Published in Harper’s Weekly on the 18th of October, this cartoon referred to the saying of “the rich man’s war and the poor man’s fight”. The cartoon criticized the wealthy slave owners who put more value in their slaves than their brethren, or in this instance, their own sons. Through the dialogue of the cartoon, the father sent his son to war instead of his slave or himself. The father did not send the slave since he cost $200 dollars and he might get shot while the son had to go to protect the family’s interests. The cartoon artists also expressed that the father would rather send son than send himself to fight his own battles.

Creator

Harper's Weekly

Source

"Who are the Nigger Worshipers", Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862.

Date

1862-18-10

Contributor

Ballentine, Jay

Type

Still Image

Coverage

New York

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Citation

Harper's Weekly, "Who are the Nigger Worshipers", Harper's Weekly, October 18, 1862, Civil War Era NC, accessed May 29, 2017, https://cwnc.omeka.chass.ncsu.edu/items/show/750.