School Begins

Title

School Begins

Subject

1899 political Cartoon published in Puck magazine

Description

Quoted from http://praxisandcapital.tumblr.com/post/9576008695/zuky-this-1899-cartoon-published-in-puck

"This 1899 cartoon published in Puck magazine depicts Uncle Sam menacingly waving a stick at children labeled Philippines, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, as well as a Native American boy next to the door holding a book upside down, a Chinese boy outside the door, and a Black boy washing the window. The original caption reads:

School Begins. Uncle Sam (to his new class in Civilization): Now, children, you’ve got to learn these lessons whether you want to or not! But just take a look at the class ahead of you, and remember that, in a little while, you will feel as glad to be here as they are!

The blackboard reads:

The consent of the governed is a good thing in theory, but very rare in fact. — England has governed her colonies whether they consented or not. By not waiting for their consent she has greatly advanced the world’s civilization. — The U.S. must govern its new territories with or without their consent until they can govern themselves."

Creator

Louis Dalrymple

Publisher

Puck magazine

Date

1899

Rights

Common Use

Type

Still image

Identifier

Uncle Sam/Caribbean/Puerto Rico/Cuba/Philippines/Hawai'i/School begins

Coverage

United States/Puerto Rico/Philippines/Cuba/School Begins

Files

school begins original magazine.png
school begins high res.jpg
Date Added
May 5, 2014
Collection
Uncle Sam and the Caribbean (1890's - 1920)
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Citation
Louis Dalrymple, “School Begins,” The Struggle for Puerto Rican Autonomy, accessed June 24, 2017, http://aguil079.omeka.net/items/show/19.