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Macmillan, 1904 - Caricatures and cartoons - 583 pages
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Thomas Nast: His Period and His Pictures (American Men and Women of Letters Series)

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Thomas Nast was a political cartoonist whose pencil was mightier than any sword. His work was so popular that it helped shape much of the political policy of the 1860s and 1870s. This biography ... Read full review

Contents

Love and a Long Journey 1859
30
THE POET AND THE ARTIST
33
The Little Dragsman A Great Drawn Battle
38
THE RECEPTION OF OUR SPECIAL ARTIST BY THOMAS SAYERS
39
THE TROPHIES FOR WHICH HEENAN AND BAYERS FOUGHT
46
On the Way to Garibaldi 1860
47
With Garibaldi 1860
51
GARIBALDI APPEARS IN THE THEATRE AT NAPLES
60
Home 1861
63
THE PATRIOT
69
SHORTHAND BATTLE SKETCH ON THE VOLTURNO
73
The Days of Conflict 18613
77
AN EARLY PHOTOGRAPH OF JOHN
88
In the Draft Riots 1863
95
Reconstruction 18656
106
GIDEON WELLES
109
AN ANDY JOHNSON CARTOON OF 1866
113
National Politics and Domestic Happiness 18678
118
GENERAL ULYSSES S GRANT
120
A Campaign and a Recognition 1868
124
SEYMOUR AS LADY MACBETH
126
THE YOUNGEST INTRODUCING THE OLDEST
132
The Beginnings of a Crusade 1869
135
THE DEMOCRATIC SCAPEGOAT THE FIRST TWEED CARTOON
138
THE WHITEWASHING COMMITTEE 1
144
THROWING DOWN THE LADDER BY WHICH THEY ROSE
150
OUR MODERN FALSTAFF REVIEWING HIS ARMY
156
THE CHAP THAT CLOSES MANY A GOOD ESTABLISHMENT
162
move on
163
The Proofs of Guilt 1871
166
the tammany lords and their constituents
171
The Rings Battle for Life 1871
174
THE brains
177
The Collapse of the Ring 1871
183
why is the treasury empty?
189
the only thing they respect or fear
195
what the people must do about it
201
After the Battle 1871
202
CAN THE LAW i EACH HIM?
207
LET US CLASP HANDS OVER WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A BLOODY CHASM
213
Nast and Curtis and a Conflict of Policies 1872
214
THE DISAFFECTED SENATORS CONSIDER THE SELECTION OF MR GREELEY
219
Washington Honors and Some Lessons in Statesman
221
senator fenton
226
Grant and Wilson and Greeley and Brown 1872
230
the only emergencies we need fear ?
232
GREAT expectations
237
played out
245
A Campaign op Caricature 1872
246
anything to get in 210
251
MR GREELEY ON THE MORNING AFTER ELECTION
258
New Symbols and Cjesarism 1874
292
THE MERE SHADOW HAS STILL SOME BACKBONE
297
Various Issues and Opposing Policies 1875
302
THE FUNNY LITTLE BOY IN TROUBLE
303
Politics and a Notable Escape 1875
309
TAMMANY DOWN AGAIN
315
The Heavy Burden Laid upon Grant 1876
319
THE D D FIELD OF GOLD OR THE LIONS LEGAL ? SHARE
321
An Exposition a Campaign and a Capture 1876
328
the deformed tiger solves the problem
334
An Election and a Contest 1876
338
the lionthe lamb
340
one good report deserves another
346
THE STATESMAN
350
hall thats LEFT
353
A Defeat and a Triumph 1877
358
A Mysterious Disappearance James Parton Asks
371
A Dull Spring and a Trip Abroad 1878
385
A Testimonial from the Army and Navy 1870
404
XLVT Quiet Issues and a Notable Return 1879
410
ChroniclesDomestic and Political 1880
417
The Great Convention of 1880 1880
425
THE STATESMAN AT HOME
426
Tariff for Revenue Only 1880
431
BOOMSO NEAR AND YET SO FAR
433
the democratic party should retain the organization
439
A National Fecd and a Tragedy 1881
441
let him alone now hes come home
447
The Dawn of Reform 1882
452
thk queen op industry or the new south 153
455
deep diplomacy
461
A Period of Investment and Rest 1883
463
regrets from sambourne
467
The Brewing of Political Revolt 1884
473
the sacred elephant
475
from bad to worse
482
LTV A Wreck and a Revelation 1884
483
the great canvasser
488
For President Grover Cleveland 1884
494
The Upheaval of 18S4 1884
500
LVHI Again in the Lecture Field 1884
509
The Final Year 1886
520
Tweed Again Anarchy in Chicago The Last Great
527
A Paper of His Own at Last 188993
534
The Last Congenial Occupations 18941901
545
The Consul 1902
556
At the End of the Long Journey
576
Index to Text i
i
Index to Illustrations xvii
xvii
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