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Bill Mauldin and the Politics of Postwar American Satire

in Revel with a Cause

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2006 | ISBN: 9780226431642
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226431659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226431659.003.0002
Bill Mauldin and the Politics of Postwar American Satire

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This chapter examines the postwar cartooning career of Bill Mauldin. Mauldin emerged from World War II as one of America's foremost liberal cartoonists, but his hopes of using his pen to speak out against the nation's postwar ills were severely chastened by the politics of anticommunism.

Keywords: post-war period; Bill Mauldin; liberal cartoonists; anticommunism; World War II; American satire

Chapter.  6534 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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