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1865 December 7: ThanksgivingDay--"Peace again smiles upon us"

Thanksgiving Day was supposedly set as the last Thursday in November by President Abraham Lincoln in his 1863 proclamation, but in 1865 President Andrew Johnson… 715 more words

1865: Post-War


According to dictionary’s definition “power” is the capacity or ability to influence the behavior of others or the course of events. It is not described as belonging to a certain institution or person but has always lied in the hands of governments. 486 more words

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Nast Cartoons

I promised you guys some Thomas Nast cartoons. Now remember, this was the early to mid 1800’s. It’s kinda hard to relate to some of these drawings back to those days…. 122 more words


Speaking of Cartoonists

Hardly any of you, I don’t imagine, are old enough to know much of the great American cartoonist, Thomas Nast.

“Thomas Nast was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon”. 453 more words

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The Dream of Emancipation

All the fervent hopes associated with the end of American slavery animate this colored engraving of Thomas Nast’s “Emancipation: The Past and the Future,” published in 1865. 680 more words



THE TALE of our Uncle Sam is oft-told, but not completely inappropriate on this, the 239th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. 673 more words

And Furthermore...

The Nasty Truth

“Your assumptions are
your windows on the world.
Scrub them off every once in a while
or the light won’t come in.”
Isaac Asimov…

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