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Edited by Jim Zwick, a scholar who has written on the Phillipines, anti-Imperialism, and Mark Twain, this site hosts a number of exhibits and primary document collections concerned with the history of anti-imperialism in the United States and some related topics. In addition to a large number of political cartoons and images, the site offers essays and contemporary texts, full-text books, verse,...
View Resource Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists' Index

Peg Cagle, a Middle School Teacher in Los Angeles, has created this site to complement her husband Daryl Cagle's Professional Cartoonists Index, the largest collection of newspaper editorial cartoons on the web. The Teachers' Guide features lesson plans using cartoons and the Internet to teach students at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. The lesson plans, which include all the...
View Resource Dr. Seuss Went to War

Between 1941 and 1943, Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss) was the chief editorial cartoonist for the New York newspaper PM (1940-1948), penning over 400 editorial cartoons that commented first on American neutrality and then involvement in the Second World War. The entire collection of these cartoons (original drawings and/or newspaper clippings) is held by the Mandeville Special Collections Library...
View Resource Gillray Collection

Throughout history, illustrators and others have seen fit to accurately skewer politicians, religious leaders, and countless others through their creative drawings and words. Born in 1756, English illustrator James Gillray was part of this honorable tradition. He reigned supreme during a period that became known as the "golden age of English caricature," and he "chronicled and ridiculed the...
View Resource Herblock's History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millennium

Caricaturing twelve American presidents from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton, editorial cartoonist Herbert Block has chronicled the nation's political history from the stock market crash in 1929 through the new millennium. Some of his many achievements include three Pulitzer Prizes for editorial cartooning (1942, 1954, and 1979) and a fourth with Washington colleagues for public service during the...
View Resource Humor's Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes

Nearly as old as news itself is the political cartoon. It's the page readers flip to for a more succinct, and even more accurate, depiction of the dramas and news of the day. Of all of the cartoonists out there, one of the most talented and influential is Ann Telnaes. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize (the second woman in history to do so for Political Cartooning), Telnaes recently donated 81...