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The National Joker free pdf Abraham LincolnAEs love of jokesu heari??ing them, telling them, drawing morals from themuprompted critics to dub Lini??coln othe National Joker.o Interestingly, the political cartoons and print satires that mocked Lincoln often trafficked in precisely the same images and terms Lincoln humorously used to characi??terize himself. In this intriguing study, Todd Nathan Thompson considers the politically productive tension between LincolnAEs use of satire and satiric treati??ments of him in political cartoons, humour periodicals, joke books, and campaign literature. Thompson traces LincolnAEs comic sources and explains how, in reapplying othersAE jokes and stories to political circumstances, he transformed humour into satire. Time and time again, Thompson shows, Lini??coln engaged in self-mockery, turning negative assumptions or depictions of himuas ugly, cowardly, jocular, inexperienceduinto positive traits that identified him as an everyman while attacking his opponentsAE claims to greatness, heroism, and experience as aristocratic or demagogic. By fashioni??ing a folksy, fallible persona, Thompson shows, Lincoln was able to use satire as a weapon without being severely wounded by it. Thompson also considers how Lini??coln used political cartoons and other media to craft the particular Lincoln image of the oself-made man,o underi??scores exceptions to LincolnAEs ability to mitigate negative depictions, and closely examines political cartoons from both the 1860 and 1864 elections. Throughout, ThompsonAEs deft analysis preserves LincolnAEs popular humour. This enjoyable volume will appeal to scholi??ars of history, politics, literature, and cultural studies as well as to those of American humour and satire.

About Todd Nathan Thompson

Todd Nathan Thompson , an assistant professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, is the author of articles in Nineteenth-Century Prose, ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance, Early American Literature, M/MLA Journal , and Journal of American Culture .

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Author : Todd Nathan Thompson
Publisher : Southern Illinois University Press
Data Published : 30 August 2015
ISBN : 0809334224
EAN : 9780809334223
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 200 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • The National Joker free pdfThe National Joker

    ePub Download. Abraham LincolnAEs love of jokesu heari??ing them, telling them, drawing morals from themuprompted critics to dub Lini??coln othe National Joker.o Interestingly, the political cartoons