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American Political Cartoons, 1754-2010 : The Evolution of a National Identity

Hess, Stephen; Northrop, Sandy

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ISBN 10: 1412811198 / ISBN 13: 9781412811194
Edité par Transaction, 2011
Etat : Very Good Couverture souple
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Titre : American Political Cartoons, 1754-2010 : The...

Éditeur : Transaction

Date d'édition : 2011

Reliure : Soft cover

Etat du livre :Very Good

Etat de la jaquette : No Jacket

Signé : Inscribed by Author(s)

Edition : 2nd Edition

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Synopsis :

From Benjamin Franklin's drawing of the first American political cartoon in 1754 to contemporary cartoonists' blistering attacks on George W. Bush and initial love-affair with Barack Obama, editorial cartoons have been a part of American journalism and politics. American Political Cartoons chronicles the nation's highs and lows in an extensive collection of cartoons that span the entire history of American political cartooning.

"Good cartoons hit you primitively and emotionally," said cartoonist Doug Marlette. "A cartoon is a frontal attack, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb." Most cartoonists pride themselves on attacking honestly, if ruthlessly. American Political Cartoons recounts many direct hits, recalling the discomfort of the cartoons' targets―and the delight of their readers.

Through skillful combination of pictures and words, cartoonists galvanize public opinion for or against their subjects. In the process they have revealed truths about us and our democratic system that have been both embarrassing and ennobling. Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop note that not all cartoonists have worn white hats. Many have perpetuated demeaning ethnic stereotypes, slandered honest politicians, and oversimplified complex issues.

About the Author:

Stephen Hess is senior fellow emeritus at the Brookings Institution. He worked on the staff of Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon, as well as an advisor to Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter. He is the author of America’s Political Dynasties, Organizing the Presidency and numerous other publications on journalism and politics.

 



 

 

Sandy Northrop has worked within the Public Broadcasting System for over thirty years. She has produced and edited award-winning television programs on many topics and is a recognized authority on political cartoons.

 

 

 


 

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