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New PDF release: American Political Cartoons: From 1754 to 2010

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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 intensive 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 caricature is a frontal assault, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb." such a lot cartoonists delight themselves on attacking in truth, if ruthlessly. American Political Cartoons recounts many direct hits, recalling the pain of the cartoons' targets?and the satisfaction in their readers.Through skillful mixture of images and phrases, cartoonists impress public opinion for or opposed to their matters. within the procedure they've got published truths approximately us and our democratic approach which have been either embarrassing and ennobling. Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop word that now not all cartoonists have worn white hats. Many have perpetuated demeaning ethnic stereotypes, slandered sincere politicians, and oversimplified complicated issues.

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