Worse than Slavery - Nast Cartoon

 Worse than Slavery - Nast Cartoon

As shown in this Thomas Nast cartoon, Worse than Slavery, white groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and the White League used every form of terror, violence, and intimidation to restore a “white man’s government” and redeem the noble “lost cause.” (Harper’s Weekly, October 24, 1874)

Thought Questions

  1. What was the only entity that could have effectively dealt with the Klan and brought true freedom to southern blacks?
  2. Why was the Klan not effectively dealt with?


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