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The Resource Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran

Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran

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Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons
Title
Thomas Nast
Title remainder
the father of modern political cartoons
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Deans Halloran
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 for Harper's Weekly magazine. 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 for Harper's but also on his place within the complexities of Gilded Age politics and highlights the many contradictions in his own life: he was an immigrant who attacked immigrant communities, a supporter of civil rights who portrayed black men as foolish children in need of guidance, and an enemy of corruption and hypocrisy who idolized Ulysses S. Grant. He was a man with powerful friends, including Mark Twain, and powerful enemies, including William M. "Boss" Tweed. Halloran interprets Nast's work, explores his motivations and ideals, and illuminates Nast's lasting legacy on American political culture. "--
  • "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 for Harper's Weekly magazine. In this thoroughgoing and lively biography, Fiona Deans Halloran interprets his work, explores his motivations and ideals, and illuminates the lasting legacy of Nast's work on American political culture"--
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  • Provided by publisher
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 741.5/6973
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NC1429.N3
LC item number
H35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780807835876
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012024895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn785863941
  • (OCoLC)785863941
Label
Thomas Nast : the father of modern political cartoons, Fiona Deans Halloran
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-355) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780807835876
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2012024895
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn785863941
  • (OCoLC)785863941

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