The American Twins, or North and South

Wood engraving

Punch (27 September 1856): 125

This cartoon llustrates the poem on the facing page, "The Split in The States," which attributes the antipathy between the Corsican-like twins wearing the garb of the American frontier to "one unhappy blot, / The taint of Slavery" (lines 51-52), and expresses the fervent wish that they "remain united still" (line 3).

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham

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