Whether or it be in the English press or here at home in "respected" American publications, throughout much of the 19th century and even into the 20th century, the Irish have been stereotyped much like other races of people. The topics range from perceived problems associated with Immigration, Labor, Catholicism and the Vote. The purpose of this gallery is to remind us all of the past so that we remember the struggles our forebearers endured and also in the hope that we avoid the transgressions of the past. - Tom Burke
Shakespeare Created Irish Stereotype
19th Century Ireland and the Cartoonists by Roy Douglas
Catholic Emancipation & Constitutional Freedom
19th Century English Views of Ireland and the Irish
Punch and the Irish Famine
Punch and Prejudice
Note: Special thanks to Professor Anthony Wohl (Vassar College) for the permission to use the links and info associated with the Punch cartoons.
An article by Michael O'Malley, Associate Professor of History and Art History, George Mason University
The World of Thomas Nast
Five Points Viewer's Guide
The Irish in Cartoons
Nativism from The Reader's Companion to American History
Conversation with six De La Salle Christian Brothers
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Page last updated on 1/3/2012.