[Foundation-l] Racism in Commons

Andrew Gray shimgray at gmail.com
Thu Dec 6 18:37:40 UTC 2007

On 06/12/2007, Ray Saintonge <saintonge at telus.net> wrote:

> > I would like to see the cartoons with useful descriptions putting them in
> > context, when were they produced, in response to what news, actions etc.
> > Looking at political cartoons in isolation makes no sense.
> This is the most important point that you make.  Such cartoons tend to
> be meaningful only in a contemporary context. By the time the next
> generation comes along the allusions to historical events will be lost.

Interestingly - and I know this is something of a digression - the use
of political caricature and cartoons (often annotated) is a growingly
common way of teaching and discussing history; I wouldn't be too swift
to assume they're of only transient interest!

- Andrew Gray
  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk

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