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Apes and Angels: The Irishman in Victorian Caricature
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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