Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial cartoon
Document title: “How Some Anarchists Are Made”
Image size (in source, approx. h x w): unknown
Author(s): Scott, Montagu
City of publication: Sydney, Australia
Date of publication: 21 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 284
|Scott, Montagu. “How Some Anarchists Are Made.” Arrow 21 Sept. 1901 n284: p. 4.|
|full image of cartoon|
|anarchists (editorial cartoons); yellow journalism (editorial cartoons).|
|Gaetano Bresci [in notes]; Marcus Junius Brutus [in notes]; Emma Goldman [in notes]; Humbert I [in notes]; Errico Malatesta [in notes]; William McKinley [in notes].|
Descriptive text accompanying the editorial cartoon reads as follows: “Thus the ‘St. Louis (U.S.A.) Mirror’ of August 9 last:—‘A good way to make Anarchists numerous is the way of the yellow journals, making heroic stories of the lives of the assassins and conspirators. The rot that is written about the Italians at Patterson [sic], N.J., is just the sort of thing to nerve the arm of some maniac against some American. Such reading matter, issued in conjunction with certain brands of editorial against trusts and Imperialism, is calculated to make the discontented in the United States adopt the Italian method of redressing grievances. The glamor of romance thrown about fellows like Malatesta or Bresci, or women like Emma Goldman, is nothing but an inducement to assassination. With all respect for freedom of opinion, it may be said that the spirit of some of the attacks upon President M’Kinley, coming at a time when Humbert’s fate is fresh in mind, is enough to impel some crazy fanatic to imitate Bresci at Washington under the impression that he is emulating Brutus.’”
Title herein taken from caption.
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