Civil War Political Cartoons

Historians discussed insights into what Americans thought about the Civil War and how they participated in the politics of the day that are… read more

Historians discussed insights into what Americans thought about the Civil War and how they participated in the politics of the day that are revealed by magazine and newspaper cartoons. Examples of Union and Confederate cartoons were shown. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Harold Holzer moderated. 

“Political Cartoons of the Civil War and Their Role in Shaping History” was held in the Annenberg Theater in the Newseum on January 6, 2011. A presentation in conjunction with the National Archives exhibition, “Discovering the Civil War,” marking the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, it was presented in partnership with the Newseum. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Civil War Political Cartoons

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 5, 2011
Last Aired:
Feb 6, 2011

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  • Feb 05, 2011 | 6:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 05, 2011 | 10:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 06, 2011 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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