Tag Archives: imperialism

Canada: America’s Hat?

Most of my favo(u)rite variations on perspective are the funny ones:               As one of my favo(u)rite tweets of all time may suggest, I really like using these images in talks: For quite a while … Continue reading

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Swipes #43: Me-ow

The United States represented as a predator in political cartoons? No way… Hmm, I guess that trope does date back to at least 1898.

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Part III: John Bull & Uncle Sam, a friendship to the end

As persistent readers may have gathered, I’m mildly fixated on national representations. We’ve already seen John Bull sharing his tandem bicycle with Uncle Sam, and we’ve seen the US tell John Bull to mind his own business. Here are three cartoons … Continue reading

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Part II: Representations of UK & US Cooperation

The United Kingdom and the United States (or John Bull and Uncle Sam, respectively) get along (in)famously now: And they collaborate against Russia, their former go-between: For further reading (and images!), check out the US Library of Congress exhibit “John … Continue reading

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Part I: Representations of the US & UK

Sometimes, the US and the UK don’t get on particularly well (see, for example: American Revolutionary War, also known as the Battle of the Upstart Colonists in British textbooks). But they’ve become thick as thieves (in most of the meanings of … Continue reading

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Representations of British Imperial Expansion

The other day, we had a look at some images of Uncle Sam’s rapid, rather unsightly, growth. Today’s post features images of British imperial expansion through large char(ic)atures (yes, that was deliberate): But never fear, the US and UK can also … Continue reading

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Representations of US Imperial Expansion

In consolidating my dissertation research, I re-discovered several cartoons equating imperial expansion with Uncle Sam’s increasing large-ness (not to be conflated with largess, all the puns intended): Next up, we’ll have a look at versions of greed, expansion, and imperialism … Continue reading

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