At The South

January 28, 1860, page 64

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"Now den Julius!  If yer ain't a good litte nigger, mudder'l call de big ole Bobolitionist and let
um run away wid yer."


Akin to the cartoons of D. H. Strother, this carton by Ben Day takes the view that abolitionists are a source of fear, not freedom, for (young) black slaves. The slave mother invokes abolitionists, like she might have any dreaded figure of a child’s imagination, in order to scare her son into behaving properly.


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