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Playing the RacesEthnic Caricature and American Literary Realism$
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Henry B. Wonham

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780195161946

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161946.001.0001

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The Age of Caricature, the Age of Realism

The Age of Caricature, the Age of Realism

(p.3) INTRODUCTION The Age of Caricature, the Age of Realism
Playing the Races

Henry B. Wonham (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the rise of caricature in American newspapers and periodicals during the 19th century, linking this history to technological and economic developments in the printing industry. It explores the popularity of ethnic caricature in particular, especially the vogue for “coon” images in songs and graphic publications during the 1880s and 1890s. The chapter offers examples of graphic caricatures depicting Jews, the Irish, African Americans, Native American, Germans, and representatives of other groups.

Keywords:   magazines, periodicals, illustration, ethnic caricature, printing industry, Thomas Nast, Puck, Life, stereotype

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