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Cannon to the Right of Them, Cannon to the Left of Them

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Image of a political cartoon called Cannon to the right of them, cannon to the left of them by Herb Block and published in the Washington Post on February 23, 1948.

From the U.S. Library of Congress we learn:

During the 1948 presidential election, Southern Democrats rebelled, protesting President Harry Truman's civil rights program, while left-leaning Democrats split off to form the Progressive Party under the leadership of Henry A. Wallace. This prompted Herb Block to invoke the heroic, if ill-fated warrior in Alfred Tennyson's The Charge of the Light Brigade. Truman surprised almost everyone by winning the election in November.


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Image online, courtesy the U.S. Library of Congress.  LC-USZ62-127199.

 

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