Anderson (2008) The British Columbia View of Cartoonist J.B. Fitzmaurice, 1908-1909

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This essay is both an introduction to and an examination of the early political and social affairs cartoons of Vancouver Province newspaper cartoonist James B. Fitzmaurice (1875-1926), who used the tools of visual rhetoric to create an imagined consensus in British Columbia. In the years 1908-1909, Fitzmaurice consistently presented a British Colum- bian view on a range of political and social issues, a view that was constructed using a commonly understood visual rhetoric that privileged certain partisan groups and specific class, gender, and racial/ethnic beliefs. The essay further explains why Fitzmaurice aban- doned his British Columbia view for other less critical themes during and shortly after the First World War.

Citation Anderson, R. (2008). The British Columbia View of Cartoonist J.B. Fitzmaurice, 1908-1909. Journal of Canadian Studies, 42(1), 23–58. URL

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@article{anderson2008british,
author = {Anderson, Robin},
journal = {Journal of Canadian Studies},
number = {1},
pages = {23--58},
title = {{The British Columbia View of Cartoonist J.B. Fitzmaurice, 1908-1909}},
volume = {42},
year = {2008}
}

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