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The Many-Headed Hydra: Monstrous Representations of Canadian Confederation and the American Civil War in Cartoons, 1861-1867

This is the first draft of an article that I submitted two years ago for a special issue on “Monsters in the Margins” for the journal “Image/Text: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies:” As it appears that the special issue is no longer happening (and I’m not … Continue reading

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Prohibition & Other Booze-y Cartoons

Four and twenty Yankees, feeling very dry Went across to Canada and bought a case of rye.  When the case was opened, they began to sing: To hell with the Calvin Coolidge, God save the King. – variation found in Life, 22 … Continue reading

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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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Last Spikes! (Not to be confused with swipes.)

While we were learning about railroads from Richard White at the Newberry Library NEH summer seminar, he showed us a picture of the “last spike” from the U.S. transcontinental railroad. Here’s an 1881 rendition of the “Last Spike” ceremony in the territory … Continue reading

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