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American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture, 1st Edition

  • Jody C Baumgartner
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  • ISBN-10: 1440854866
  • ISBN-13: 9781440854866
  • DDC: 320.973020
  • 710 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Overview

Historically, there has been a tendency to regard political satire and humor as a sideshow to the wider world of American politics-entertaining and sometimes insightful, but ultimately only of modest interest to students and others surveying the trajectory of American politics and culture. This set documents just how mistaken that assumption is. By examining political humor and satire throughout US history, these volumes not only illustrate how expressions of political satire and humor reflect changes in American attitudes about presidents, parties, and issues but also how satirists, comedians, cartoonists, and filmmakers have helped to shape popular attitudes about landmark historical events, major American institutions and movements, and the nation's political leaders and cultural giants. Finally, this work examines how today's brand of political humor may be more influential than ever before in shaping American attitudes about the nation in which we live.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Guide to Related Topics.
Preface.
Introduction.
1: The Colonial and Revolutionary War Era (1607–1789).
2: Profiles.
3: Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748–1816).
4: Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790).
5: Philip Freneau (1752–1832).
6: Francis Hopkinson (1737–1791).
7: William Livingston (1723–1790).
8: Samuel Peters (1735–1826).
9: John Trumbull (1710–1785).
10: Mercy Otis Warren (1728–1814).
11: John Witherspoon (1723–1794).
12: The Early Republic (1789–1861).
13: Profiles.
14: William Charles (1776–1820).
15: George Horatio Derby (John Phoenix, “Squibob”; 1823–1861).
16: George Washington Harris (1814–1869).
17: James Russell Lowell (1819–1891).
18: John Neal (1793–1876).
19: Seba Smith (1792–1868).
20: The Civil War and Reconstruction (1861–1872).
21: Profiles.
22: Charles Farrar Browne (Artemus Ward; 1834–1867).
23: David Ross Locke (1833–1888).
24: Thomas Nast (1840–1902).
25: Robert Henry Newell (Orpheus C. Kerr; 1836–1901).
26: William Newman (1817–1870).
27: Henry W. Shaw (Josh Billings; 1818–1885).
28: Charles Henry Smith (Bill Arp; 1826–1903).
29: Mortimer Neal Thomson (1831–1875).
30: Vanity Fair (1859–1863).
31: The Gilded Age to the Great Depression (1873–1929).
32: Profiles.
33: Robert Benchley (1889–1945).
34: Clifford K. Berryman (1869–1949).
35: Ambrose Bierce (1842–1913).
36: Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain; 1835–1910).
37: Jay Norward “Ding” Darling (1876–1962).
38: Homer Davenport (1867–1912).
39: Finley Peter Dunne (1867–1936).
40: Judge (1885–1947, 1953).
41: Joseph Keppler (1838–1894).
42: Ringgold Wilmer “Ring” Lardner (1885–1933).
43: Life (1883–1936).
44: H. L. Mencken (1880–1956).
45: Charles Nelan (1859–1904).
46: Edgar Wilson “Bill” Nye (1850–1896).
47: Puck (1874–1918).
48: Will Rogers (1879–1935).
49: James Grover Thurber (1894–1961).
50: Art Young (1866–1943).
51: The Great Depression through 1960 (1929–1960).
52: Profiles.
53: Al Capp (1909–1979).
54: Daniel Robert Fitzpatrick (1891–1969).
55: Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss; 1904–1991).
56: Langston Hughes (1902–1967).
57: Walt Kelly (1913–1973).
58: Tom Lehrer (1928–).
59: Marya Mannes (Sec; 1904–1990).
60: Civil Rights and Vietnam (1960–1968).
61: Profiles.
62: Russell Wayne Baker (1925–).
63: Herbert Block (Herblock; 1909–2001).
64: Lenny Bruce (1925–1966).
65: Art Buchwald (1925–2007).
66: Johnny Carson (1925–2005).
67: Dr. Strangelove (1964).
68: Jules Feiffer (1929–).
69: Dick Gregory (1932–2017).
70: Arthur Hoppe (1925–2000).
71: Pat Oliphant (1935–).
72: Mort Sahl (1927–).
73: The Smothers Brothers (1958–2010).
74: Hunter S. Thompson (1937–2005).
75: The Tonight Show (1954–).