Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Creator||Frank A. Nankivell, artist|
|Context||Anti-imperialism of labor unions|
|Audience||Readers of Puck magazine|
|Purpose||To satirize the anti-immigration sentiment of American labor unions|
In 1898, the American Anti-Imperialist League organized to protest the annexation of the Philippines. Around 1900, Puck satirized American political and social issues through political cartoons on the magazine's front cover. Anti-imperialists such as these opposed imperialism for economic, legal, and moral reasons. Samuel Gompers was against imperialism out of a fear that the "hordes of Chinese and the semi-savage races" would become part of the United States, take away jobs, and affect the wages of American workers.