Ethnic Marked Names as a Reflection of United States Isolationist Attitudes in Uncle $crooge Comic Books
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This paper examines the ethnic-marked names created by Carl Barks, the writer/artist of one of the most popular Walt Disney comic book series of the 1950s and 1960s. My thesis is that, in the years following World War II, many Americans had isolationist feelings, and one of the reasons for the success of the Uncle $crooge comic books is that they fed into these feelings on almost a subconscious level.
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- Uncle Scrooge comic books written and illustrated by Carl Barks, published by Walt Disney Corporation, and consulted for this paper (listed chronologically)
- Christmas on Bear Mountain, 1947
- Ancient Persia, 1949
- Lost in the Andes, 1949
- The Mines of King Solomon, 1950
- Tralla La, 1953
- Chisel McSue and the Horse Radish Treasure, 1953
- Seven Cities of Cibola, 1954
- The Second Richest Duck, 1956
- A Cold Bargain, 1957
- Prize of Pizzaro, 1959
- Hound of Whiskervilles, 1960
- Boat Buster, 1961
- The Many Faces of Magica deSpell, 1964
- The Golden Helmet, 1964
- Monkey Business, 1965
- North of the Yukon, 1965
- Mystery of the Ghost Town Railroad, 1965.