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Goldstein, Nancy: Jackie Ormes. The First African American Woman Cartoonist. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 2008. (225 S.) 
Resource type: Book
Languages: englisch
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 047211624X
BibTeX citation key: Goldstein2008
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Categories: General
Keywords: Biographie, Ethnizität, Gender, Ormes. Jackie, USA
Creators: Goldstein
Publisher: Univ. of Michigan Press (Ann Arbor)
Abstract
In the United States at midcentury – a time of few opportunities for women in general and even fewer for African American women – Jackie Ormes (1911–85) blazed a trail as a popular cartoonist with the major black newspapers of the day. Ormes’s work provides an invaluable glimpse into American culture and history, with topics that include racial segregation, U.S. foreign policy, educational equality, the atom bomb, and environmental pollution, among other pressing issues of the times. This biography’s more than 150 illustrations include photographs of Jackie Ormes and a large sampling of her cartoons and color comic strips.

Table of Contents

Introduction (1)

1. Small-Town Roots, Big-City Ambitions (7)
2. The Chicago Years (21)
3. Newspapers, Comic Strips, Cartoons (53)
4. Torchy Brown in “Dixie to Harlem” (66)
5. Candy (75)
6. Patty-Jo ’n’ Ginger (79)
7. Torchy in Heartbeats (132)
8. The Patty-Jo Doll (159)

Conclusion (177)

Correcting the Record (183)
Excerpts from the FBI File of Jackie Ormes (186)

Notes (191)
Selected Bibliography (205)
Acknowledgments (215)
Index (219)


  
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