Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature

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Images of the Irish in political cartoons underwent a gradual but unmistakable change between the 1840s and the turn of the century. Depicted at first as harmless, whiskey-drinking peasants, Irishmen increasingly were represented - especially after the rise of the Fenian movement in the 1860s - as apelike monsters menacing law, order, and middle-class values. Showing that cartoons in London, Dublin, and New York newspapers tapped into a preexisting "cultural aquifer" of assumptions about race and civilization, L. Perry ...

Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature 1997, Smithsonian Books (DC)

ISBN-13: 9781560986478

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Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature 1996, Smithsonian Books (DC)

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Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature 1971, Smithsonian Institute Press

ISBN-13: 9780874741070

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