Download PDF by Sandy Northrop: American Political Cartoons: From 1754 to 2010

By Sandy Northrop

From Benjamin Franklin's drawing of the 1st American political sketch in 1754 to modern cartoonists' blistering assaults on George W. Bush and preliminary love-affair with Barack Obama, editorial cartoons were part of American journalism and politics. American Political Cartoons chronicles the nation's highs and lows in an in depth choice of cartoons that span the full historical past of yankee political cartooning."Good cartoons hit you primitively and emotionally," stated cartoonist Doug Marlette. "A comic strip is a frontal assault, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb." so much cartoonists satisfaction themselves on attacking truthfully, if ruthlessly. American Political Cartoons recounts many direct hits, recalling the soreness of the cartoons' targets?and the pride in their readers.Through skillful blend of images and phrases, cartoonists impress public opinion for or opposed to their topics. within the procedure they've got published truths approximately us and our democratic process which have been either embarrassing and ennobling. Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop notice that now not all cartoonists have worn white hats. Many have perpetuated demeaning ethnic stereotypes, slandered sincere politicians, and oversimplified advanced issues.

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