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“Them Damned Pictures”: American History Through Editorial Cartoons 5-week Mini-course
“Stop them damned pictures,” Boss Tweed of Tammany is reputed to have told his lieutenants after viewing the vitriolic cartoon penned by Thomas Nast against him. “My constituents can’t read. But, damn it, they can see pictures.”
Since the founding of this country, editorial cartoonists have led from the vanguard: exposing corrupt politicians and identifying the issues that have aroused a nation’s conscience.
This course offers a wide survey of these talented cartoonists that have addressed – and sometimes corrected – the ills that they felt plagued the country. We begin with the founding titans of the industry: Thomas Nast, Adalbert Volck, Joseph Keppler and Frederick Oppper to today’s popular cartoonists who have proudly continued in this tradition: Bill Mauldin, Herbert Block (Herblock), Paul Conrad, Jules Feiffer, Doug Marlette and many others. In addition, we will also examine the cartoons for their artistic merit, as well as for their political content.
Meets 1/31 through 2/28/13.
Professional development available for educators.
|Where||Camden County College College Dr & Little Gloucester Rd, Blackwood, NJ 08012 (105 Madison Hall)|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:30 pm–9:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Seniors|
|Price||$25 per 5-week course or $50 for unlimited courses 9/1 to 6/30.|
More About Camden County College
The Blackwood section of Gloucester Township serves as home to the main campus of one of New Jersey's largest county colleges. Founded in 1967, Camden County College is an accredited, two-year school that offers 44 programs of study, ranging from automotive technology to English and from nursing to chemistry. The college and the New Jersey Institute of Technology jointly offer bachelor's degree programs at the Blackwood campus. In addition to offering associate-degree programs, the college offers certificate programs.
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