Stagg, Allison M. Prints of a New Kind: Political caricature in the united states, 1789–1828. University Park: Penn State Univ. Press, 2023.
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|Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-271-09332-1
BibTeX citation key: Stagg2023
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Keywords: Caricature, Early forms of comics, Historical account, Randformen des Comics, USA
Publisher: Penn State Univ. Press (University Park)
Prints of a New Kind details the political strategies and scandals that inspired the first generation of American caricaturists to share news and opinions with their audiences in shockingly radical ways. Complementing studies on British and European printmaking, this book is a survey and catalogue of all known American political caricatures created in the country’s transformative early years, as the nation sought to define itself in relation to European models of governance and artistry.
Allison Stagg examines printed caricatures that mocked events reported in newspapers and politicians in the United States’ fledgling government, reactions captured in the personal papers of the politicians being satirized, and the lives of the artists who satirized them. Stagg’s work fills a large gap in early American scholarship, one that has escaped thorough art-historical attention because of the rarity of extant images and the lack of understanding of how these images fit into their political context.
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