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The Story of Santa Claus by Joseph A McCullough illustrated by Peter Dennis

As the holidays draw near, the public or school library can’t have enough Christmas stories on the shelf. While children tend to be drawn towards the fiction holiday books, many like to peruse the nonfiction as well – and to young children, the story of Santa Claus is as real as it gets. 437 more words


To learn not to be discouraged

“We must therefore learn not to be offended or discouraged by the paucity of sincere professors, no more than we are in a civil state by the comparative paucity of wise counsellors and politicians.” 41 more words

Jeremiah Burroughs

"Worse Than Slavery," A Bit Too Violent for Georgia Schools

Is the political cartoon presented below, too violent for 8th grade social studies classes? Parents at a local middle school located in Johns Creek, GA certainly think so. 312 more words

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A World of Stories: The Father of the American Cartoon

I’m going to kick this series off by introducing you to a man by the name of Thomas Nast. Some call him the Father of the American Cartoon. 981 more words


Immigration and Racial Prejudice: The Chinese Exclusion Act

On the 15th of March 1879, Thomas Nast’s cartoon, A Matter of Taste, was published. In the cartoon, criticising the support of the Chinese Exclusion Act… 740 more words


Hum, Sue. Racialized Gaze, Design. CE, 1/15. Posted 3/2/2015.

Hum, Sue. “‘Between the Eyes': The Racialized Gaze as Design.” College English 77.3 (2015): 191-215. Print.

Sue Hum, associate professor of English at the University of Texas, San Antonio, examines the 19th-century political cartoons of Thomas Nast to argue that the assumptions, ideologies, stereotypes, and received knowledge of our social, cultural, and political environments constitute a “lifeworld” that inescapably influences our choices in designing visual messages. 535 more words


Party Animals: Nast and Beard

Burns, Sarah. “Party Animals: Thomas Nast, William Holbrook Beard, and the Bears of Wall Street.” American Art Journal 30.1-2 (1999): 8-35.

Abstracted by: Andrew Sinnery… 323 more words