- We have provided political cartoons here to give you a sense of how Macdonald’s performance as Prime Minister was assessed in the 1880s. In what other ways can political cartoons be used to inform our understanding about this period?
- In what ways is race being constructed in the political cartoons? Though they were all produced for the same newspaper, do they all share the same message?
- How important are Timothy Stanley’s arguments for assessing Macdonald’s legacy today? How influential were they in shaping his critics’ perspectives in the cartoons during the 1880s?