"Democratic Platform Illustrated," 1856

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Depicted ContentCaning of Sumner
Depicted ContentBleeding Kansas
Depicted ContentElection of 1856
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Democratic platform illustrated
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Published by James G. Varney, New York City.  The 1856 election cartoon catalogues recent anti-Democratic complaints, including slave holders' designs on Cuba, the burning of Lawrence, Kansas, the beating of Charles Sumner, and the continued Democratic support for slavery.
How to Cite This Page: ""Democratic Platform Illustrated," 1856," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, https://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/index.php/node/23245.