Dr. Seuss: cartoon from 30 June 1941

Image from Dr. Seuss Went to War (Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego).

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Compare this cartoon (and the next one, by David Low) with Ann Telnaes' "Vermin" (16 Sept. 2001, scroll down to third cartoon) and Cameron Cardow's "WHY DOES EVERYONE JUST ASSUME MY GUILT?" (17 Sept. 2001, scroll down to last cartoon), both of which appear among Slate.com's collection of cartoons on the 11 Sept. 2001 terrorist attack. Which representations are racist? Why? Which ones are not? Why not?

How World War II Created Dr. Seuss (main page): Jan. 1941 | 29 May 1941 | 23 June 1941 | 18 Sept. 1941 | 16 Nov. 1942 | 20 July 1942 | 7 August 1942 | 26 Apr. 1942 | 5 Mar. 1942 | 16 Mar. 1942 | 20 Jan. 1942 | 21 Jan. 1942 | 29 Jan. 1942 | 2 Jan. 1942 | 7 Oct. 1942 | 13 Feb. 1942 | 30 June 1941 | David Low cartoon | 22 Sept. 1941 | 29 June 1942 | 12 Oct. 1942 | 10 June 1942 | 30 Dec. 1942 | 1 Oct. 1941 | Resources: Learn more about Dr. Seuss

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Images of Dr. Seuss's WWII cartoons have been taken from Dr. Seuss Went to War, a catalog of Seuss's World War II cartoons (1941-43) at the Dr. Seuss Collection (Mandeville Special Collections Library, UC San Diego). The copyright holder of these cartoons is not known.


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