Study Guides on Images of Liberty and Power: The People and the Ruling Elite (Wade and Daumier) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2010). http://oll.libertyfund.org/titles/2356,
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This study guide compares two caricatures from the 1830s which show the ways in which the ruling elites oppress the people through taxation. One appears in a book by the English radical and reformer John Wade; the other is by the French republican caricaturist Honoré Daumier. There is a copy of the image, some discussion of the historical context, a description of what is in the image, an analysis of its content and meaning, and links to further readings on the topic. It is in the form of a PDF of a “slide show” which can be used in the class room for further study and examination.
This image is in the public domain and is put online for educational purposes. The source of the image is provided in the accompanying study guide.