About Political cartoons

Political cartoons have been around for centuries, expressing widespread opinions. This image is a late 19th-century cover from the humor magazine Puck.

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Racist stereotypes of Chinese were common in publications at this time. Examine the imagery in this cartoon. What does it say about the relations between different cultures? What elements does it use to convey its message?

Look up definitions of the term “Manifest Destiny” from a source other than the textbook. How might the idea of Manifest Destiny relate to the image above? Note sources used.

what reasons might there be for the lack of recognition for Chinese artists working in the U.S. in the late 19th century?


Here is a rare self portrait by artist and photographer Lai Yong. How does this picture differ from the Puck cover?


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