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The Resource Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran, (electronic resource)

Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran, (electronic resource)

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Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons
Title
Thomas Nast
Title remainder
the father of modern political cartoons
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Fiona Deans Halloran
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Language
eng
Summary
"Thomas Nast (1840-1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. Nast's legacy also includes a trove of other political cartoons, his successful attack on the machine politics of Tammany Hall in 1871, and his wildly popular illustrations of Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly magazine. Throughout his career, his drawings provided a pointed critique that forced readers to confront the contradictions around them. In this thoroughgoing and lively biography, Fiona Deans Halloran focuses not just on Nast's political cartoons for Harper's but also on his place within the complexities of Gilded Age politics and highlights the many contradictions in his own life: he was an immigrant who attacked immigrant communities, a supporter of civil rights who portrayed black men as foolish children in need of guidance, and an enemy of corruption and hypocrisy who idolized Ulysses S. Grant. He was a man with powerful friends, including Mark Twain, and powerful enemies, including William M. "Boss" Tweed. Halloran interprets Nast's work, explores his motivations and ideals, and illuminates Nast's lasting legacy on American political culture. "--
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individual biography
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CaPaEBR
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Halloran, Fiona Deans
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • bibliography
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  • Nast, Thomas
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Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10639524
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unknown
Edition
1 ed.
Extent
xi, 366 p
Form of item
electronic
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Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)825768308
Label
Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ebr10639524
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1 ed.
Extent
xi, 366 p
Form of item
electronic
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)825768308

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