Here’s a fascinating 18th century political cartoon:
There’s a short essay to go with it.
One could provoke debate about the sexualized imagery throughout the cartoon, the purpose of a racialized America, the ways in which imagery of class, race, and gender intersect, and the place of the “civilized” European versus the “natural” American in the rhetoric of the American Revolution. Does the artist believe Britain holds the moral right; does the cartoon display America’s winning ideology? Which should win, or who shall?
One could. I’m just overwhelmed with the freight of associations here.