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Steven Heller...[O]ffers an insightful analysis of both the art and the history of the time when it was created.
—New York Times Book Review
"Close examination of Posada's work in context, including shocking crimes, executions, folkloric subjects, bandits, the coming of the Revolution, sources of Posada's style, etc., which help in understanding his spontaneous working-class outlook"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
|A Note on the Illustrations|
|1||Shocking Crimes: Simply Sensational||19|
|2||Prisons and Executions: Posada on the Wider World of Crime||39|
|3||Folkloric Subjects and Rural Heroes||71|
|4||Broadsheet Bandits and Public Opinion||87|
|5||Posada and the Cultural Politics of Bullfighting||129|
|6||Broadsheet Views of Urban Modernity||167|
|7||The Coming of the Revolution||203|