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Party Animals: Thomas Nast, William Holbrook Beard, and the Bears of Wall Street (By Sadiq Elamin)

Abstracted by Sadiq Elamin (2014)


Burns identifies the recurrence of animal symbolism in newspaper articles and cartoons during the post civil war era that describe America in complete chaos as old rules fell, leaving American society in a “menagerie, circus, or zoo”(9). 337 more words

The Graphic Art of Thomas Nast

Jarman, Baird. “The Graphic Art of Thomas Nast: Politics and Propriety in Postbellum Publishing.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography 20.2 (2010): 156-189. 353 more words

today's birthday: Thomas Nast (1840)

Thomas Nast (1840)

Nast was a US caricaturist and cartoonist who defined the genre of the American political cartoon. During the American Civil War, Harper’s Weekly… 55 more words

How The United States Got Nicknamed Uncle Sam

On September  7, 1813, the United States got its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United States Army during the War of 1812. 311 more words

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The Origins of American Symbol Uncle Sam

When Samuel Wilson moved to Troy, New York in 1789, he had no idea that he would become the inspiration for an American symbol. Four years after arriving in Troy, Samuel and his brother started a meatpacking business called E. 321 more words

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