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"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

Civil War (Civil War Memory)

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

A World Of Stories

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

To be or not to be Charlie

Teresa Prados-Torreira

To be or not to be Charlie, that has been the question many academics and commentators have pondered for the last two weeks. At first glance it seems obvious that the answer to this dilemma should be a wholehearted affirmation of the need to stand in solidarity with the French magazine, with the murdered cartoonists, and in support of free speech. 526 more words


Jackasses and Elephants--1/15 in history

It was on this day, 15 January 1870, that the famous American editorial cartoonist Thomas Nast–also known for taking down the Tammany Hall ring and its boss William Magear Tweed through is political cartoons–cemented the jackass as the symbol of the Democratic Party. 200 more words

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