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"England's Cotton" Cartoon Reflection

Resource: Supplemental Image of British Political Cartoon's "England's Cotton", November 16, 1861 on your student Web page

· Write a 200- to 300-word response to the cartoon answering the following questions:

o How does this cartoon demonstrate the effect of the Civil War on other nations?

o How does this cartoon illustrate the way the Civil War shaped domestic economic change?

o Besides the effects on the cotton industry, what other political, social, and economic changes occurred because of the Civil War?

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Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. If you have any questions regarding the solution, just let me know via the feedback section. Please note that I have had to research the 'England's Cotton, 11.16.1861 Cartoon. Since you did not provide the image or a link to said image online, I've had to research the image itself. Finding the correct British Political Cartoon "England's Cotton" is a tad difficult but I was able to find 3 from digital versions of old newspapers (Harper); all of them fell under the heading 'King Cotton/England's Cotton' and they mostly deliver the same message. If you have any questions just let me know via the feedback section. I have listed some references for you to use as well.

OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

England's Cotton Cartoon: 11.16.1861

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Solution Summary

The relevance of the British political cartoon "England's Cotton" printed in November 16, 1861 by Harper News is studied and discussed in relation to its relevance in representing the social, political and economic concerns during the Civil War to the US, the British and other nations. A list of online links to the cartoon and other cartoons related to it is also included.