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By David R. Spencer

Canada has no longer continuously had the position of 'friendly neighbor to the north.' in truth, the doubtless peaceable heritage of kin among the USA and Canada is punctuated with circumstances of border disputes, annexation manifestos and alternate disagreements. David R. Spencer unearths the complexity of this dating via a desirable exam of political cartoons that seemed either within the U.S. and Canada from 1849 in the course of the Nineteen Nineties. by means of first reading either the cultural and political adjustments and similarities among the 2 countries, Spencer lays the foundation for the main target of his examine - deeper research of the political views of the editorial cartoons. together with 141 real cartoons of the time, Spencer presents significant references to the ancient fabric lined. An interesting learn through a number one Canadian-American pupil, this paintings is certain to curiosity many around the disciplines of journalism heritage, cartoons, media experiences, communique and foreign relations.

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Jeffreys, Alonzo Ryan, and Sam Hunter among others we will take a look at one of the dominant political and cultural values of Victorian Canada, namely anti-Americanism. There is no pretense Clash of Cultures 17 that these views were shared by all the people all the time. But as Karl Marx reminds us, the ideas of the ruling class, literate individuals who bought and read the illustrated magazines of the age, more often than not become the prevailing ideas of that age. In a young, artificial nation with a severe identity crisis, those ideas were, as we shall see, largely of a defensive and negative nature.

26 Although this cartoon is not signed, it was drawn in the period in which Jump found himself in Montreal. 16) The caricature of Britannia and Uncle Sam in the cartoon above are identical to later Jump cartoons featuring the same characters so it is relatively safe to assume that Jump drew it. The cartoon comments on the Treaty of Washington of 1871. 27 As noted previously, the Alabama claims were turned over to an international arbitration panel at Geneva in Switzerland. 28 In this battle, Canada’s Prime Minister Sir John A.

19 Nonetheless, both Nast and Bengough succeeded in establishing the cartoon as a legitimate force of both spectacle and commentary in late nineteenth century journalism. However newspapers were slow to accept political cartoons, with the consequence that during the nineteenth century most were found in illustrated magazines on both sides of the border such as Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Weekly, The Canadian Illustrated News/L’Opinion Publique, Grip Magazine, Harper’s Weekly and The Moon, to name just a few.

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