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Title: Civil War Propaganda


1
Civil War Propaganda
Who does this propaganda benefit? Why was this
propaganda created? What inferences can you
make from viewing the propaganda?
2
Political Propaganda (South)?
  • Southern Propaganda?
  • Depicts Lincoln and Davis fighting
  • Lincoln seems to be the aggressor, Davis is
    asking for the Confederates to be left alone and
    Lincoln is standing with Soldiers and Cannons
    behind him saying that he is using no more force
    than necessary.

3
Recruitment Poster
  • This is an example of a recruiting poster
  • It states how much money will be paid in large
    letters. The amount each MAN will be paid is in
    smaller letters at the bottom. There is fine
    print. The picture shows a lady, an American
    Shield, an Eagle, the words respond to your
    countrys call and something in the sky.

4
Racist Propaganda (South) OR Abolitionist
Propaganda (North)?
5
Great West, Great South
  • A ship titled The Great West Three masted,
    capacity 1000 tons, receipts of grain in Buffalo
    in 24 hours, 1,100,000 bushels.
  • A ship titled The Great South A rowboat being
    rowed by slaves, capacity 1000 lbs, receipts at
    New Orleans in 24 hours, 2.5 bushels

6
5 to 1 HA!
  • 5 Confederate Soldiers are running away from
    Uncle Sam, who is hiding behind a hill that has
    an American flag in it. There is a rooster next
    to him.
  • This shows that even if the North was
    outnumbered, they would still win because they
    had the great power of America.

7

8
Lincoln Pharmacy
  • This shows Lincoln as a pharmacist. There are any
    things around the room, including Lincoln
    renowned Rebel Exterminator and Schenkes
    Volatile Pills for purifying the blood But the
    main thing Lincoln is making it Pure Refined
    National Elixir of Liberty

9
Southern agriculture
  • This shows that the south are warlike, and will
    turn even basic farming tools into weapons.

10
Southern Industries
  • This shows the Souths main industries.
    Incredibly dark

11
American Eagle vs. C.S.A. Pirates. FIGHT!
  • Not much to say here. The American Eagle is
    taking down some Confederate ships.

12
Southern Rations
  • All they have is hay.

13
Southern Speech
  • Caricature of a Southern Speaker with his entire
    speech written out with misspellings and a
    mocking southern accent.
  • First line of the Speech Feller Kumrads, Since
    eye spok 2 Tenesse Ive ben in sevrul varus ways
    servin mi country. Eye C B 4 me menny who listed.
    . .

14
Away down south in Dixie (Southern)
  • An idyllic southern setting, a horse drawn cart
    full of hay, with men riding on it and walking
    with it.

15
Beef for the Rebels
  • The rebels are too poor to afford real meat, so
    they have to eat gators.

16
Death before Dishonor (South)
  • Nothing to say here

17
Good to be Contraband
  • Slaves are talking about how happy they are that
    they are now contraband. At least its a start.

18
Throne of Cotton
  • A confederate soldier talking about defeating
    Ape-Lincoln with cotton. He is sitting on the
    cotton as a throne.

19
Killing the Snakes of South Carolina
  • The American Eagle Destroying the snakes of south
    Carolina and secession

20
Dictator Davis taking park of Virginia
  • A distinctly evil looking money version of Davis
    is cutting off the tail of the cute kitten of
    Virginia

21
Dont Tread on Us (Southern)
  • A symbol for the south saying that they want to
    be left alone, but will fight back if they arent

22
Isnt it just Patriotic?
  • Apple Pie, Johnson, Joe Smith, etc. Patriotic.

23
A Painful Tail
  • The union shears cutting off the tail of
    secession, and secession falling out the window.
    Signifies the end of the rebellion

24
Confederate Bond
  • Making fun of how the Confederate bonds are
    worthless

25
Jefferson Davis To-From war
  • To
  • From

26
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27
Types of Propaganda
  • Posters
  • Pamphlets
  • Poetry
  • Clothing
  • Envelopes
  • Stamps
  • Rallies

28
Union League
  • North
  • Started in Philadelphia Pennsylvania November
    1862
  • Spread to New York City, Boston, Baltimore,
    Washington, and San Fransico
  • Distributed literature
  • Raised Money for soldier supplies
  • Recruited Soldiers

29
Loyal Publication Society of New York
  • Run by Charles King and Francis Lieber
  • Raised tens of thousands of dollars
  • Published literature

30
Religion in Northern Propaganda
  • Late 1861 Abraham Lincoln sent Archbishop Hughes,
    Bishop McIlvaine, and Thurlow Weed on an
    international propaganda tour
  • Purpose was to stop France, England, and Spain
    from supporting the Confederacy
  • Hughes was supposed to persuade the Catholic
    Leaders (the Papacy, Napoleon, etc.)
  • McIlvaine was supposed to earn the support of the
    Clergy of England
  • Weed was supposed to interact with Journalists
    and public figures to counteract the Confederates
    doing the same.

31
Southern Journalism Propaganda
  • Confederates hired English Writers to help with
    Anti-Union Propaganda
  • Henry Hotze was a major southern journalism
    propaganda leader, created the Index, major
    southern newspaper

32
Envelope Propaganda (North)
33
Bibliography
  • http//www.civil-war.ws/propaganda/
  • http//bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/2007/08/american-
    civil-war-envelopes.html
  • http//memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/f?cwnyhs0./t
    emp/ammem_5pYt
  • http//www.cornellcollege.edu/history/courses/stew
    art/his260-3-2006/0420four/CivilWar.htm
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