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Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Fiona Deans Halloran

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast (1840–1902), the founding father of American political cartooning, is perhaps best known for his cartoons portraying political parties as the Democratic donkey and the Republican ... More


“The Rebels’ Last Device”: Theodore R. Davis and Faithful Representations of Black Soldiers during the Civil War

Niki Lefebvre

in So Conceived and So Dedicated: Intellectual Life in the Civil War Era North

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264476
eISBN:
9780823266609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264476.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the months following the enactment of the Emancipation Proclamation, a commercially and politically advantageous ethos of authenticity induced the emergence of respectful representations of black ... More


The End of an Era

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.14
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Between 1877 and 1884, Thomas Nast's fame and talent began to decline. Nast's final years with Harper's saw two presidential contests, a series of lesser crusades, and episodic conflict over Nast's ... More


Compromise with the South

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.7
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Thomas Nast's early professional experiences, combined with his familial and local politics, helped push him from illustration into political cartooning. This chapter highlights Thomas Nast's cartoon ... More


Nast's Weekly and Guayaquil

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.15
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This concluding chapter describes Thomas Nast in the aftermath of the election of 1884. Despite Nast's rapprochement with Harper's during the campaign of 1884, the underlying conflict had not been ... More


Conflict with Curtis

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.13
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Thomas Nast's conflict with editor George William Curtis and how it destroyed Nast's relationship with the Harper's Weekly and with the Harper family. The fight between Nast ... More


Falling in Love with Grant

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.8
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Despite the success of his employment at Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast continued to experiment with other art forms and other avenues of self-expression. This chapter discusses the political themes ... More


Tweed

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.9
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Democratic machine's William M. Tweed, was the target of a campaign to destroy the power of the Democrats and reform city government. The New York Times, Harper's Weekly, and Thomas Nast's ... More


“Language More Effective than Words”: Opium Den Illustrations and Anti-Chinese Violence in the 1880s

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how, in the late 1870s and early 1880s, the NationalPolice Gazette adapted its racialization of rape to characterize Chinese laborers as sexual predators. While family-based ... More


Disseminating Empire: Representing the Philippine Colony

in Visualizing American Empire: Orientalism and Imperialism in the Philippines

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226075334
eISBN:
9780226075303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226075303.003.0004
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter elaborates on the connection between the Philippines and American empire by exploring how the American press depicted the Philippines as an Oriental nation devoid of civilization—a site ... More


The Princess and the Squaw: The Construction of Native American Women in the Pictorial Press

John M. Coward

in Indians Illustrated: The Image of Native Americans in the Pictorial Press

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040269
eISBN:
9780252098529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040269.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the representation of Indian women—also overlooked in most previous studies of the pictorial press—contrasting the romantic “Indian princess” stereotype with a harsher set of ... More


Illustrated Periodicals and Lithographs

Amanda Brickell Bellows

in American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469655543
eISBN:
9781469655567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469655543.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter categorizes and analyzes representations of Russian peasants and African Americans in illustrated periodicals and lithographs between 1865 and 1905. It examines popular American ... More


Freedom and Citizenship: Conflicting Views of Wartime

Aston Gonzalez

in Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469659961
eISBN:
9781469659985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469659961.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The sixth chapter analyzes the technological revolutions that influenced representations of black people during the Civil War. Illustrated periodicals visually cataloged the war and depicted the ... More


All-Americans

Roger R. Tamte

in Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780252041617
eISBN:
9780252050275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041617.003.0055
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

Camp becomes an incognito writer of articles for a new publication that begins in August 1889, the Week’s Sport, published by Caspar Whitney and focused on amateur, especially college, sports. In ... More


Legacy

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.16
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After Thomas Nast's death, Sallie had nothing left but her home and Nast's collection of drawings, letters, and mementos. Albert Bigelow Paine's financial success in writing Thomas Nast's biography, ... More


From Five Points to Frank Leslie's Illustrated News

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.4
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses Thomas Nast's childhood, education, and his training under Theodore Kauffman, the German American painter. It also discusses Nast's employment with Frank Leslie's Illustrated ... More


Travel to Europe and Sallie

Fiona Deans Halloran

in Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835876
eISBN:
9781469600239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837351_halloran.6
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

As Thomas Nast absorbed politics in his neighborhood, at work, and abroad, he also, between 1859 and 1861, embraced adulthood. This chapter discusses how his travel to Europe to study art provided ... More


The “Negro Problem” and the “Yellow Peril”: Early Twentieth-Century America’s Views on Blacks and Asians

Julia H. Lee

in Interracial Encounters: Reciprocal Representations in African and Asian American Literatures, 1896-1937

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814752555
eISBN:
9780814752579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814752555.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the various representations of the Afro-Asian relationship as well as the shifting signification of that relationship in textual and visual productions that were meant to be ... More


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