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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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Falling in Love with Grant

Falling in Love with Grant

(p.91) Chapter Five Falling in Love with Grant
Thomas Nast

Fiona Deans Halloran

University of North Carolina Press

Despite the success of his employment at Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast continued to experiment with other art forms and other avenues of self-expression. This chapter discusses the political themes that began to dominate Nast's work. The election of General U. S. Grant to the presidency was one of the political campaigns that helped push Nast even more deeply towards political art.

Keywords:   Harper's Weekly, Thomas Nast, political themes, General U. S. Grant, political campaigns, political art

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