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"Pardon. Columbia—'Shall I Trust These Men, [Left page] Franchise. And Not This Man?'" [Right page]

`Pardon. Columbia—`Shall I Trust These Men, [Left page] Franchise. And Not This Man?`` [Right page] Political cartoon (published engraving),
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[ This description is from the project: Who Counts? A Look at Voter Rights through Political Cartoons ]

Only a few months after the Civil War ended, in an August 1865 issue of Harper’s Weekly, Thomas Nast contrasted the petitions for pardons by ex-Confederate politicians and military officers, including Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, with the voting rights for a disabled African American veteran.