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Spring 2022

McRae's History 202

From the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) to the Sunday Funnies, comics are one of the most prolific forms of visual rhetoric in popular culture. They simultaneously shape and reflect our values while keeping us entertained. In his book Charlie Brown's America, Blake Scott Ball asserts that even Peanuts, one of the most innocuous comic strips of the twentieth century can reveal a lot about American political history. The students in David McRae's HIS 202 course read Dr. Ball's book and created the following Thinglink to summarize and further comment textualize this important work.