This source is a political cartoon of the Richmond Bread Riot from Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, a weekly newspaper published in the Union. Riots were happening throughout the South, and the Richmond Bread Riot was the largest of them.
Citation: “Sowing and Reaping,” Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, May 23, 1863 (New York: F. Leslie). Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division. https://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cph.3a47788/. Accessed 21 August 2023.
- What similarities and differences do you see in the roles of the women in the two images?
- What does the term “You reap what you sow” mean in relation to these images?
- What message is the artist trying to convey with these images?
- Using the information you gained in the previous sources and this image, what differences can you identify between the Salisbury Bread Riot and the Richmond Bread Riot?