American Political Cartoons: From 1754 to 2010 by Sandy Northrop

By Sandy Northrop

From Benjamin Franklin's drawing of the 1st American political sketch in 1754 to modern cartoonists' blistering assaults on George W. Bush and preliminary love-affair with Barack Obama, editorial cartoons were part of American journalism and politics. American Political Cartoons chronicles the nation's highs and lows in an in depth choice of cartoons that span the whole background of yankee political cartooning."Good cartoons hit you primitively and emotionally," acknowledged cartoonist Doug Marlette. "A caricature is a frontal assault, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb." so much cartoonists delight themselves on attacking in truth, if ruthlessly. American Political Cartoons recounts many direct hits, recalling the soreness of the cartoons' targets?and the satisfaction in their readers.Through skillful mixture of images and phrases, cartoonists impress public opinion for or opposed to their matters. within the procedure they've got printed truths approximately us and our democratic procedure which have been either embarrassing and ennobling. Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop be aware that no longer all cartoonists have worn white hats. Many have perpetuated demeaning ethnic stereotypes, slandered sincere politicians, and oversimplified advanced issues.

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