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bigotry was quite clear. Navasky’s latest book is entitled 'The Art of Controversy: Political Cartoons and Their Enduring Power,' published by the prestigious Alfred A. Knopf publishing company.
Navasky devotes a section of the book to Thomas Nast, arguably the most influential cartoonist of the 19th century.
As Navasky points out, while drawing for Harper’s in the 1860s and 1870s, Nast was savage in his depiction of New York’s Tammany Hall political machine. William Marcy “Boss” Tweed was a particularly favored target of Nast’s. Nast is widely credited with helping to topple Tammany Hall and getting Tweed sent off to prison.