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Loras College Center for Dubuque History Archives

America Divided in the 1970s

Selections from the National Political Cartoon Collection

An expansive 528-volume set of scrapbooks, the National Political Cartoon Collection records American life and foreign policy through newspaper editorial cartoons from the 1930s to 1979.  Clipped daily from multiple newspapers published in the tri-state area and nearby large cities, the unknown scrapbooker created a unique window through which to learn about American attitudes regarding a wide range of events, ideas, and people. Cartoons from the 1970s explore divisions in America over issues still familiar today, including race, gender, protest, and involvement in foreign affairs.

Credits: Loras College Students in HIS 455, United States History Since 1945, and Dr. Kristin Anderson-Bricker

AMERICA DIVIDED: Selections from the National Political Cartoom Collection
Integration Through Busing
Feminism
Vietnam
Foreign Affairs

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