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Thomas Nast The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

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ISBN-10: 0807835870

ISBN-13: 9780807835876

Edition: 2013

Authors: Fiona Deans Halloran

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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 elephant. Nast's legacy also includes a trove of other political cartoons, his successful attack on the machine politics of Tammany Hall in 1871, and his wildly popular illustrations of Santa Claus forHarper's Weeklymagazine. Throughout his career, his drawings provided a pointed critique that forced readers to confront the contradictions around them.In this thoroughgoing and lively biography, Fiona Deans Halloran focuses not just on Nast's political cartoons forHarper'sbut also on his place within the…    
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Book details

List price: $36.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 1/7/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.760
Language: English

Fiona Deans Halloran teaches history at Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

From Five Points to Frank Leslie's Illustrated News
Early Work and Training
Travel to Europe and Sallie
Compromise with the South
Falling in Love with Grant
The Campaign of 1872
Redpath and Wealth
Access and Authority
Conflict with Curtis
The End of an Era
Nast's Weekly and Guayaquil
Conclusion: Legacy