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Lines of Contention: Political Cartoons of the Civil War

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Publisher Comments:

The political turmoil of the Civil War Era has been analyzed many times, but one area of this period's history is often overlooked: a large body of humorous, clever, and scathing editorial cartoons from publications such as Harper's Weekly, Vanity Fair, Punch, and Leslie's Illustrated.

In Lines of Contention, the best of these cartoons has finally been collected into one place to illuminate the social, political, and cultural climate of Civil War—Era America. The cartoons have been pulled from both sides of the fence and provide insight into the incidents and opinions surrounding the war as well as the mind-sets and actions of all the major figures. Lines of Contention presents a unique history of the Civil War and its participants.

Book News Annotation:

Movements, strategies and tactics, battles and leaders, politics, and other aspects of the US Civil War are seen here through the political cartoons of the day from both sides of the divide and from overseas. Over a century and a half, they have lost some of their edge and coherence, so Lewin and Huff, who are not further identified, take about a page to explain the context and significance of each one. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The social, political, and military developments of the Civil War are explored in a rare new light through these clever and biting popular editorial cartoons of the day. Original cartoons, arranged chronologically, have been pulled from various sources, including Vanity Fair, Colliers, Punch, Leslie's Illustrated, The Southern Illustrated News, and other period publications. Each piece is illuminated with essential background information and an explanation of the underlying sentiments and subtleties of the era's cultural and political landscape.

About the Author

J. G. Lewin and P. J. Huff are freelance writers who specialize in popular and military history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061137884
Subtitle:
Political Cartoons of the Civil War
Author:
Lewin, J. G.
Author:
Huff, P. J.
Author:
by J. G. Lewin and P.J. Huff
Author:
Long, Julie Anne
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Subject:
General
Subject:
American wit and humor, pictorial
Subject:
History
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Comics & Cartoons
Subject:
Topic - Political
Subject:
Form - Comic Strips & Cartoons
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-
Subject:
Romance - Historical
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20071113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.24x7.36x.59 in. .84 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Cartoons » Comics
Arts and Entertainment » Humor » Political
History and Social Science » Military » Civil War » General
History and Social Science » US History » 1800 to Civil War

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"Synopsis" by , The social, political, and military developments of the Civil War are explored in a rare new light through these clever and biting popular editorial cartoons of the day. Original cartoons, arranged chronologically, have been pulled from various sources, including Vanity Fair, Colliers, Punch, Leslie's Illustrated, The Southern Illustrated News, and other period publications. Each piece is illuminated with essential background information and an explanation of the underlying sentiments and subtleties of the era's cultural and political landscape.
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