American Satire: An Anthology of Writings from Colonial Times to the Present

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Nick Bakalar
Meridian, 1997 - Humor - 456 pages
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From the earliest colonial times to the present day, American writers have been taking deadly aim at sacred cows. This unique anthology brings together the most telling of these ferociously funny, on-target attacks - from Thomas Morton's poison pen commentary on Puritan New England to the best shots of such hilarious contemporary heavy hitters as Russell Baker, Kurt Vonnegut, and Molly Ivins. Combining superb writing with scathing wit, American Satire is literature with a laugh and history with a hiss. It stands as a definitive demonstration of what the land of the free-speaking and home of the unafraid is all about.

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Thomas Morton ca 1590ca 1647
Ebenezer Cook fl 1708
Francis Hopldnson 17371791

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