By Sandy Northrop

From Benjamin Franklin's drawing of the 1st American political sketch in 1754 to modern cartoonists' blistering assaults on George W. Bush and preliminary love-affair with Barack Obama, editorial cartoons were part of American journalism and politics. American Political Cartoons chronicles the nation's highs and lows in an intensive choice of cartoons that span the whole heritage of yank political cartooning."Good cartoons hit you primitively and emotionally," acknowledged cartoonist Doug Marlette. "A comic strip is a frontal assault, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb." so much cartoonists delight themselves on attacking in truth, if ruthlessly. American Political Cartoons recounts many direct hits, recalling the pain of the cartoons' targets?and the satisfaction in their readers.Through skillful mixture of images and phrases, cartoonists provoke public opinion for or opposed to their topics. within the method they've got published truths approximately us and our democratic method which were either embarrassing and ennobling. Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop notice that now not all cartoonists have worn white hats. Many have perpetuated demeaning ethnic stereotypes, slandered sincere politicians, and oversimplified advanced issues.

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