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Worse than Slavery

Thomas Nast cartoon attacking white supremacy, 1874

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his latest news.

I’m not sure what to make of him.  On the spectrum of hero to traitor, I’m more on the hero end, but do hover, muggle-wump style. 653 more words


Pure Inventions (April 4, 1864)

George Meade was never a fan of the press and here he vents a bit about the false stories being told about Ulysses S. Grant. 322 more words


The queue (pronounced cue) was a distinctive hairstyle of the Jürchen-Manchurian or Manchu tribes who occupied the northeast region of what is now modern China.  In the early part of the seventeenth century Manchu general Nurhaci demanded that all males who surrendered to his victorious army  “must imitate Jürchen practice and shave the fronts of their foreheads and braid their hair into a long pigtail or “queue,”” (Spence 29). 492 more words

Thomas Nast

The Father of Political Cartoons

Thomas Nast (1840 – 1902) is the father of political cartoons.  He is credited with creating the iconic images for the Republican Elephant, the Democrat Donkey, Uncle Sam, and Santa Claus.  105 more words

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Webster’s Dictionary offers a very succinct definition of “stereotype.” It reads: 1. to make a stereotype from a.) to repeat without a variation b.) to develop a mental stereotype about. 747 more words

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"Ides of March" - 20 March, 1880

This 1880 cover is a curious cartoon for Nast on many levels. As a cover it is accompanied by a long, unsigned essay (likely Harper’s… 1,362 more words

Thomas Nast