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Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature

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Images of the Irish in political cartoons underwent a gradual but unmistakable change between the 1840s and the turn of the century. Depicted at first as harmless, whiskey-drinking peasants, Irishmen increasingly were represented - especially after the rise of the Fenian movement in the 1860s - as apelike monsters menacing law, order, and middle-class values. Showing that ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published December 31st 1996 by Smithsonian Books (DC) (first published June 1979)
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Outdated, simplistic treatment originally published in 1971; this book has been superseded by recent, more nuanced research.
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Disturbing, but very good background for anyone studying the underlying prejudice against the Irish in the 1800s, especially Brit Vic Lit types.
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