Are political cartoons a valuable historical source? 

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Political cartoons are a very good historical source.  However, we should be careful not to read too much into them.

Political cartoons are a very good source for historians because they can teach us a great deal about what people thought about certain issues at certain times.  For example, looking at the cartoon in the link below that has to do with Haiti, we can see a few...

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