Melton prior Institut


Linton- Life in the Collections

Albert Bigelow Paine:

14) Thomas Nast, his Periode and his Pictures,

New York 1904

On Page 176 of this voluminous biography Paine quotes extensively from Linton´s pamphlet The House that Tweed Built without mentioning the author. Thomas Nast and Linton had much in common. They both were engaged in the Risorgimento and they had similar radical republican views. But whereas Nast became a devoted follower of president Ulysses Grant, Linton supported whose opponents, who critized Grant´s mismanagement, his imperialistic ambitions and his nepotism. Concerning their appraisals of the labour movement, of trade unions and especially the events of the Paris Commune Nast and Linton were intransigent opponents.