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The Resource Them damned pictures : explorations in American political cartoon art, by Roger A. Fischer

Them damned pictures : explorations in American political cartoon art, by Roger A. Fischer

Label
Them damned pictures : explorations in American political cartoon art
Title
Them damned pictures
Title remainder
explorations in American political cartoon art
Statement of responsibility
by Roger A. Fischer
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In late nineteenth-century America, political cartoonists Thomas Nast, Joseph Keppler, Bernhard Gillam and Grant Hamilton enjoyed a stature as political powerbrokers barely imaginable in today's world of instant information and electronic reality. Their drawings in Harper's Weekly, the dime humor magazines Puck and the Judge, and elsewhere were often in their own right major political events. In a world of bare-knuckles partisan journalism, such power often corrupted, and creative genius was rarely restrained by ethics. Interpretations gave way to sheer invention, transforming public servants into ogres more by physiognomy than by fact. Blacks, Indians, the Irish, Jews, Mormons, and Roman Catholics were reduced to a few stereotypical characteristics that would make a modern-day bigot blush. In this pungent climate, and with well over 100 cartoons as living proof, Roger Fischer - in a series of lively episodes - weaves the cartoon genre in to the larger fabric of politics and thought the Guilded Age, and beyond
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
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Fischer, Roger A.
Dewey number
741.5/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NC1425
LC item number
.F57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
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  • Caricatures and cartoons
  • United States
  • United States
  • American wit and humor, Pictorial
Label
Them damned pictures : explorations in American political cartoon art, by Roger A. Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Them damned pictures" -- Mugwump's monkey -- Rustic Rasputin -- Aliens -- Better dead than Red -- Cartoon culture -- Liberty -- The "monumental" Lincoln -- The Lucifer legacy
Control code
ocm32396544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780208022981
Lccn
95008892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32396544
  • (OCoLC)32396544
Label
Them damned pictures : explorations in American political cartoon art, by Roger A. Fischer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"Them damned pictures" -- Mugwump's monkey -- Rustic Rasputin -- Aliens -- Better dead than Red -- Cartoon culture -- Liberty -- The "monumental" Lincoln -- The Lucifer legacy
Control code
ocm32396544
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780208022981
Lccn
95008892
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o32396544
  • (OCoLC)32396544

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