Punch,  40 (1861), 93.

Alligators in Tears





Hospitals, Politics, Race

    Discusses the secession of Louisiana from the United States of America, which led to the seizure of a hospital (and expulsion of the patients) near New Orleans by military personnel so that it might be used as a barracks by Louisiana state troops. Punch notes that a leading American statesman condemned this action as barbaric, but then points out that 'what are the savage secessionist slave-owners of Louisiana but barbarians' and that 'Mercilessness to black slaves is simply consistent with cruelty to white sufferers [the patients]'.

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