1.Mixing the Devil's Broth, editorial cartoon, November 1922

This political cartoon appeared on the front page of the Portland Telegram days before Oregon voters passed the initiative on compulsory public school attendance in the 1922 general election. The cartoonist used the imagery of the melting pot, a device proponents of the bill included in their campaign literature, to suggest that public schools would be a good mechanism for the assimilation of immigrants. The cartoon, however, offers a sinister view of what can happen when groups are robbed of their liberty and resentments brew.

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