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Liberty, the Fair Maid of Kansas, in the Hands of the Border Ruffians - Page

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This cartoon depicts William L. Marcy, James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, Lewis Cass, and Stephen Douglas harassing Liberty, the representation of Kansas Territory. A former U.S. senator from New York, Marcy was a leader of the conservative Democrats, with pro-Southern leanings much like those of presidents Pierce and Buchanan; Marcy served as secretary of war (1845-1849) under James K. Polk and secretary of state (1853-1857) under President Pierce, during the worst of the Kansas troubles.

Date: Between 1854 and 1861

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Item Number: 90073
Call Number: Port Vault K 978.1 L615
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90073

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