Book Discussion on Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

Fiona Deans Halloran talked about her book, Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, in which she recounts the life of… read more

Fiona Deans Halloran talked about her book, Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons, in which she recounts the life of political cartoonist Thomas Nast (1840-1902). A regular contributor to Harper’s Weekly, Nast made popular the donkey and elephant as symbols of the Democratic and Republican Parties. Ms. Halloran spoke about the role the cartoonist played in Gilded Age politics and his many detractors, William “Boss” Tweed, and friends, Mark Twain that he accrued throughout his career. Fiona Deans Halloran spoke at the Filson Historical Society in Louisville, Kentucky. close

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Book Discussion on Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
First Aired:
Mar 23, 2013
Last Aired:
Apr 7, 2013

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  • Mar 23, 2013 | 7:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 25, 2013 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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  • Apr 07, 2013 | 12:15am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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