A Short History of America

In 1979, R Crumb created A Short History of America depicting the growth of the United States from pastoral wilderness to urban decay. The cartoon was originally published in a Whole Earth Catalog offshoot called the CoEvolution Quarterly. Years later, Crumb added three more panels to show possible American futures: The Fun Future, The Ecological Disaster and The Ecotopian Solution.

The brief black and white video is from Terry Zwigoff‘s 1994 documentary Crumb.

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