White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America
"White cargo is the forgotten story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Briatin's American colonies." "Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Jordan and Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule." --book jacket.
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Before he occupied one by one most of the great legal offices of state , John Popham had been a highwayman and , according to one rumour , ' probably a garrotter ' , too . Popham was born in 1531 into an affluent Somerset family .
According to the Virginian clergyman Morgan Godwin , 10,000 people were being spirited away every year by the late 1600s . But this figure has been described as “ absurdly large ' , inflated for the purpose of propaganda .
According to his own account , he was bought on the quayside by a planter from Rappahannock and slaved for fourteen years . Lauson was in a plantation labour gang of twentyfour , eighteen of them Africans and six Europeans .
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WHITE CARGO: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in AmericaAvis d'utilisateur - Kirkus
Two British journalists unravel a significant history of indentured servitude in the New World.Before the 18th century, when Southern tobacco grandees and West Indian sugar planters imported Africans ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in AmericaAvis d'utilisateur - Sarah Fournier - Goodreads
Read selected chapters for research on a history paper. His writing is very emotional (if thats the right word). He is trying to make indentured servitude look horrible on the same scale as black slavery almost and his language gets the point across. Very persuasive. Consulter l'avis complet
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