"The Political Quadrille, Music by Dred Scott"

This cartoon is a general parody on the 1860 presidential contest, highlighting the impact of the Dred Scott decision on the race. Dred Scott plays the fiddle in the center, while in the upper left Southern Democratic candidate John C. Breckinridge dances with Democratic incumbent and ally James Buchanan, who is depicted as a goat, in the upper right. Republican Abraham Lincoln dances with an African-American woman, while in the lower right Constitutional Union party candidate John Bell dances with an Indian brave, and in the lower left Stephen A. Douglas dances with a ragged Irishman.

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