E. W. Clay's Amalgamation Series

(New York: Published by John Childs, 1839)

E. W. Clay drew these cartoons to protest the Abolitionist movement (in the first one at left, Garrison appears twice, and the man on the sofa is reading a copy of The Emancipator). Meant to alarm Northern whites in the 1830s by suggesting that abolitionism will lead to interracial relationships, the drawings are bound instead to offend most people in our time for their grotesque depictions of African Americans and integration. The cartoons were expensively reproduced and colored, but I don't know how widely they were circulated.

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Courtesy the American Antiquarian Society.