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Battling Fascism for Years with the Might of His Pen: Ollie Harrington and the Bootsie Cartoons

Brian Dolinar

in The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter focuses on Ollie Harrington and how he and his most famous character Brother Bootsie have fallen into obscurity over time. Harrington’s Bootsie cartoons were a mainstay of African ... More


“Well-Aimed Ridicule”: Satirizing American Race Relations

in Revel with a Cause: Liberal Satire in Postwar America

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226431642
eISBN:
9780226431659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes how liberal satirists extended their critique into the area of American race relations. Joined by three African Americans—cartoonist Ollie Harrington and comedians Godfrey ... More


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