Mark Stoneman

Independent Historian / Freelance Editor and Translator

Home » Blog » ‘Emigration—Detailing the Progress and Vicissitudes of an Emigrant’ (1833)

Here is a 15-panel satire by C.J. Grant, perhaps meant for working-class Britons. In it, British emigrants could get away from taxes, but expect frightening exotic animals, cannibals, isolation, poverty, and homesickness. Read the panels in high definition at the Library of Congress, and check out Matthew Crowther’s blog post about the artist at Yesterday’s Papers for some publishing context.