"The Impending Crisis at Charleston," published in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly," February 11, 1860, is a reference to the widely read book, "The Impending Crisis," by Hinton Helper. In the cartoon are the two candidates for the 1860 presidential nomination, to be made at a convention held in Charleston. Senator Stephen A. Douglas: "Well, Billy, what are you driving at now?" William H. Seward: "Why, I'm peddling books--anything to get a living! Shall I put you down for 'The Impending Crisis'?" Douglas: "No, thank'ee, Billy. 'The Impending Crisis' will put us both down, I reckon."
Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.
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