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The "Strong" Government

This editorial cartoon by James Albert Wales shows a northern “carpetbagger” accompanied by Union soldiers. The heavy bag nearly crushes the “Solid South” on which it sits, suggesting the North's determination to destroy the former Confederacy.

Creator Wales, James Albert (Artist)
Coverage 1880
Category Government/Politics, History
Regions Central Louisiana, Greater New Orleans, Northeast Louisiana, Northwest Louisiana, Southeast Louisiana (Florida Parishes), Southwest Louisiana (Acadiana)
Time Periods Reconstruction Period
Index letter C
Medium Lithograph
Repository Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
ID Number LC-USZC4-2623
Copyright Public Domain
Disclaimer The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities believes this image to be in the public domain and knows of no restrictions on publication.

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