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Listeners Want To Know About The History Of U.S.-China Relations

A fascinating history of the United States’ relationship with China. Although the early Chinese U.S. immigrants toiled in the gold mines and contributed labor to railroads, and while they were officially  “welcomed” by the U.S. 46 more words

Thomas Nast

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


"Boss Tweed," by Thomas Nast, 1871

“The “Brains” Boss Tweed, depicted by Thomas Nast in a wood engraving published in Harper’s Weekly, October 21, 1871

January 15, 1919: One If by Treacle

It was midway through the lunch hour on an unseasonably warm day in Boston, Massachusetts. Folks outside taking in the nice weather were the first to hear the loud rumbling sound and feel the ground beneath them shake as if a train were passing by. 285 more words

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The Dynamic Duo: Tweed and Nast

To kick this blog off, I’m going to talk about William “Boss” Tweed and Thomas Nast. Tweed and Nast go together like peanut butter and jelly, if peanut butter was a notoriously corrupt politician and jelly was the father of American political cartoons. 693 more words


Nast: "The Drummer Boy of Our Regiment" (1863)

Thomas Nast drew his cartoon “The Drummer Boy of Our Regiment” for the December 19, 1863 edition of Harper’s, detailing several key aspects of a young musician’s wartime experience : … 89 more words


Another Synaptic Holiday History Part 2: The Invention of Christmas

My Synaptic History posts started off as a product of my love for Halloween lore.  I have since branched out to other topics, most of which explore the intersections between fact, folklore, and fiction.  6,182 more words