Editorial Cartooning and Caricature: A Reference Guide (American Popular Culture) (Hardcover)

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This reference traces the historical background of editorial cartooning and presents works that chronicle the history and criticize the aesthetics of the art. It also describes anthologies and exhibition catalogs that reprint editorial cartoons, and provides a list of libraries, museums, and historical societies which house originals and photocopies or clippings of editorial cartoons. This expansive volume examines the American editorial cartoon from its beginnings in 1747 into the second Clinton administration. It fills a gap in the literature, providing comprehensive information on a field of growing interest to scholars and collectors.

This reference guide studies the evolution of editorial cartooning and places it in its historical context and provides appreciation and criticism of the cartoons presented. In addition to political cartoons, underground, radical, and propaganda cartoons are also discussed in this volume. The appendixes offer important cross-reference tools such as a chronology and include listings of selected historical periodicals, theses, and dissertations covering political cartoons. This work will be of value to a broad spectrum of readers--from collectors to scholars--and is suitable for many fields of study.

About the Author

PAUL P. SOMERS, JR. is Professor of American Thought and Language at Michigan State University, East Lansing. He has published articles on American literature and American humor, including editorial cartooning, and a book on Southwestern humorist Johnson J. Hooper (1984). His fiction and satire have appeared in Harper's and various literary magazines, as well as National Lampoon, to which he was a contributing editor.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780313221507
ISBN-10: 0313221502
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: February 18th, 1998
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: American Popular Culture