American political cartoons : the evolution of a national identity, 1754-2010 / Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop ; with a new chapter by the authors.

Author
Hess, Stephen [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st Transaction ed.
Published/​Created
New Brunswick, N.J. : Transaction Publishers, 2011.
Description
203 p. : ill. ; 18 x 23 cm.

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Summary note
This volume presents a survey of the landscape of political cartoons published in the United States from just before the Revolutionary War to the beginning of the Obama Administration. Political cartooning is illustrating to convey a commentary that usually relates to current events or personalities. They typically combine artistic skill, hyperbole and satire in order to question authority and draw attention to subjects such as corruption and other social ills. Such cartoons have always been a part of American journalism and politics, despite the discomfort of the cartoons' targets -- and the delight of their readers.
Notes
Originally published: Montgomery, Ala. : Elliott & Clark Pub., 1996.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • The birth of a national identity : 1754-1865
  • The rise of the American cartoon : 1865-1896
  • The cartoon comes of age : 1896-1918
  • The art of uncertainty : 1918-1947
  • The cartoonist versus the television : 1947-1974
  • Coming full circle : 1975-1996
  • Cartooning at a crossroads : 1997-2010.
ISBN
  • 9781412811194 (alk. paper)
  • 1412811198 (alk. paper)
LCCN
^^2010025038
OCLC
642847815
RCP
H - S
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