“The Wolf’s Dictionary”: Lincoln & Liberty (April, 1864)

From the pages of Freeman Colby Vol. 3: A nation at war over the meaning of one word…

In April 1864, Union soldier Freeman Colby busily visits as many DC government offices as possible before he’s sent back to his regiment…

Walking past the White House on a spring afternoon, he may have heard President Lincoln thinking through some ideas from a recent speech:

(Colby’s observation in Panel 3 actually comes from a letter by Walt Whitman, who often scrutinized Lincoln in the streets of DC.)

Read the full story in Freeman Colby Vol. 3 >>

Hence we behold the processes by which thousands are daily passing from under the yoke of bondage, hailed by some as the advance of liberty, and bewailed by others as the destruction of all liberty. Recently, as it seems, the people of Maryland have been doing something to define liberty; and thanks to them that, in what they have done, the wolf’s dictionary, has been repudiated.
~ Address at Sanitary Fair (A. Lincoln / Baltimore, Maryland / April 18, 1864)  

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Published by Marek

Cartoonist, musician, teacher.

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