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The Implacable Urge to Defame
Cartoon Jews in the American Press, 1877-1935

Matthew Baigell

Hardcover $60.00L    |    978-0-8156-3496-6    |    2017

Paper $29.95s    |    978-0-8156-3510-9    |    2017

ebook 978-0-8156-5396-7

A compelling look at the history of anti-Semitism in American visual culture.

"Fascinating, disturbing, groundbreaking and stunningly complete, The Implacable Urge to Defame will remain a unique and brilliant work, to be studied and referenced for years to come."—Archie Rand, professor of art, Brooklyn College, The City University of New York

"This book is an important contribution to early twentieth-century studies, to Judaic Studies programs, and to the large field of literature that addresses the pernicious effects of ethnic stereotyping."—Mona Hadler, professor of art history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, CUNY

"The book is unique in its subject matter, its attention to detail, its use of supporting literary material, some of it informational, some of it interpretive, and, perhaps above all, for its analytic acumen and insightful interpretation of the cartoons . . . wonderfully readable, informative, [and] enlightening."—Donald Kuspit, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Art History and Philosophy at Stony Brook University

  The Implacable Urge to Defame

Unknown Artist, Joseph Pulitzer
Unknown Artist, Joseph Pulitzer, Our Worst Editor, from Life, March 9, 1899
  Matthew Baigell is professor emeritus in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University. He is the author of numerous books, including American Artists, Jewish Images, Jewish Art in America: An Introduction, and Social Concern and Left Politics in Jewish American Art, 1880–1940.

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6 x 9, 224 pages, 67 b/w illustrations, notes, bibliography, index

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