Britannia and the Blacks
Essay, Drollery; Illustration, Satire
N, pseud. [William Newman] *
Race, Pollution, Public Health
Regards the 'Ethiopian mania' in London as 'a very disagreeable nuisance'. Extending an analogy between 'a shower of blacks' brought about by 'tremendous puffs that circulate on all sides of us' and an atmospheric nuisance, calls on those who 'cure smoky chimnies' to 'get rid of the blacks that darken the atmosphere of the world of amusement in London'. Hopes that the 'breath of public approbation' will terminate the 'present glut of Ethiopians'. The illustration shows Britannia and her lion being rained upon by black figures.
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