To Pot and Kettle.
Title:To Pot and Kettle (from Punch)
Date:September 2nd 1861
This Punch poem bemoans the effects of the relatively newly declared American Civil War, including those on the cotton trade. It is interesting that there is no mention of slavery here – that issue only rose in prominence later into the conflict. The term ‘Yankees’ here in its British usage refers to the whole of America, rather than exclusively north, as it came to be associated with. – SR