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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 number of cartoons that span the complete historical past of yank political cartooning."Good cartoons hit you primitively and emotionally," stated cartoonist Doug Marlette. "A caricature is a frontal assault, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb." such a lot cartoonists delight themselves on attacking in truth, if ruthlessly. American Political Cartoons recounts many direct hits, recalling the ache of the cartoons' targets?and the pride in their readers.Through skillful mixture of images and phrases, cartoonists provoke public opinion for or opposed to their topics. within the technique they've got printed truths approximately us and our democratic method which were either embarrassing and ennobling. Stephen Hess and Sandy Northrop notice that no longer all cartoonists have worn white hats. Many have perpetuated demeaning ethnic stereotypes, slandered sincere politicians, and oversimplified complicated issues.

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