Nelson, Dexter Anton II
Dexter Anton Nelson II is a Preparator at the Museum of the Bible’s collection in Oklahoma City.He received his Bachelor’s Degree in History from the university of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and his Master’s Degree in Museum Studies from the University of Central Oklahoma.2016
This concept of pulling historical information out of comic books is not new; what is new is the concept of using comic books to interpret and understand the perceived cultural enemies of American societies during various eras. Not only can we learn of the dress, vernacular, technology and perceived threats of the past but also how they dealt with complex problems that we face today such as globalization, racial inequality and the shrinking middle class. This book sheds light on the under-utilization of comic books as historical resources and educational tools.