Punch,  47 (1864), 10.

The American Question



News-Commentary, Drollery


Crime, Steam-power, Technology, Exhibitions, Mechanics, Cultural Geography

    Discusses an extract from an article in the Albany Evening Journal which describes the punishment meted out to a deserter from the Yankee army. Draws attention to the Yankees' preference for the 'rack' and thinks the 'Federal Steam-Rack may be expected to figure in any considerable contribution which Yankeedoodledom may make to any future International Exhibition', the Yankees adapting 'steam, as a motive force, to all varieties of the more complicated machinery of torture'.

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