Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature and the Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936

  title={Barbaric Intercourse: Caricature and the Culture of Conduct, 1841-1936},
  author={Martha Banta},
  • M. Banta
  • Published 15 January 2003
  • History
"Barbaric Intercourse" tells the story of a century of social upheaval and the satiric attacks it inspired in leading periodicals in both England and America. Martha Banta explores the politics of caricature and cartoon from 1841 to 1936, devoting special attention to the original "Life" magazine. For Banta, "Life" embodied all the strengths and weaknesses of the Progressive Era, whose policies of reform sought to cope with the frenetic urbanization of New York, the racist laws of the Jim Crow… 

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