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Thomas NastThe Father of Modern Political Cartoons$
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Fiona Deans Halloran

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835876

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807837351_halloran

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Early Work and Training

Early Work and Training

(p.19) Chapter Two Early Work and Training
Thomas Nast

Fiona Deans Halloran

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter discusses Thomas Nast's early work and training. It describes his employment at Frank Leslie's Illustrated News, which offered Nast income and a position within the thriving center of New York illustrated journalism. It also describes Nast political education at Leslie's and the factors that laid the foundation for Nast's early work and his ideas about public service, political corruption, and the role of the citizen.

Keywords:   Thomas Nast, early work, training, Frank Leslie's, New York, illustrated journalism, Illustrated News, citizenship

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