"This Is a White Man's Government"
"We regard the Reconstruction Acts (so called) of Congress as usurpation, and unconstitutional, revolutionary, and void." -- Democratic platform. Thomas Nast, Harper's Weekly, September 5, 1868, New York Public Library, Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
"Is This a Republican Form of Government? Is This Protecting Life, Liberty, or Property? Is This Equal Protection of the Laws? Mr Lamar (Democrat, Mississippi) "In the words of the inspired poet, 'Thy gentleness has made thee great'"[Did Mr. Lamar mean the colored race:]
Thomas Nast, Harper's Weekly, Septicemic 2, 1876, The Newberry Library.