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Which Is The More Illegal
Harper's Weekly, September 8, 1866, page 569

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HarpWeek Commentary: This cartoon by Thomas Nast compared the peaceful political convention in New Orleans with the orchestrated massacre of its participants by Mayor John Monroe and his police. The Convention had been sanctioned by the governor, but was considered illegal by Monroe and the lieutenant governor. Its objective was to enfranchise blacks, so they could help Radical Republicans gain control of the state. General Philip Sheridan, who was the military chief of Louisiana, was out of town on July 30, the day of the riot.

September 8, 1866, page 569 (cartoon)



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