July 31, 1992
While it’s true that the British established much of early America’s infrastructure — along with the Spanish, Dutch, French, and the native peoples before them — the main takeaway from this cartoon is a sobering reminder that America is built, ultimately, on the backs of slaves.
A good cartoon.
(Bonus metacommentary is seen in Ramirez’ use of something he himself didn’t create: “Washington Crosses the Delaware” by Emanuel Leutze. Truly a cartoonist who sees through the talking points and, with the tip of his pen, pops them like so many soap bubbles.)