Lines of Contention: Political Cartoons of the Civil War

Overview

The political turmoil of the Civil War Era has been analyzed many times, but one area of this period's history is often overlooked: a large body of humorous, clever, and scathing editorial cartoons from publications such as Harper's Weekly, Vanity Fair, Punch, and Leslie's Illustrated.

In Lines of Contention, the best of these cartoons has finally been collected into one place to illuminate the social, political, and cultural climate of Civil War—Era America. The cartoons have ...

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Overview

The political turmoil of the Civil War Era has been analyzed many times, but one area of this period's history is often overlooked: a large body of humorous, clever, and scathing editorial cartoons from publications such as Harper's Weekly, Vanity Fair, Punch, and Leslie's Illustrated.

In Lines of Contention, the best of these cartoons has finally been collected into one place to illuminate the social, political, and cultural climate of Civil War—Era America. The cartoons have been pulled from both sides of the fence and provide insight into the incidents and opinions surrounding the war as well as the mind-sets and actions of all the major figures. Lines of Contention presents a unique history of the Civil War and its participants.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061137884
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/13/2007
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 542,058
  • Product dimensions: 7.37 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

J. G. Lewin and P. J. Huff are freelance writers who specialize in popular and military history.

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Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
The Irrepressible Conflict: The Divisive Issues Defined     2
The Presidential Quickstep: The Election of 1860     26
And the War Came: The Conduct of the War     56
The Peculiar Institution: The Issues of Slavery     104
An Old Story, Newly Applied: The Election of 1864     136
A More Perfect Union?: The Divisive Issues Resolved     164
The Publishers     193
The Artists     199
Bibliography     201
Image Credits     203
Acknowledgments     205
Index     207
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