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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In Virginia , the Old Dominion , where ideals of freedom flourished and where America's aristocracy was rooted , it was unacceptable for jailbirds to be discovered lurking in the family tree . Just ten years after the Declaration of ...
records that their Lordships ( the government ] agreed it was ' highly important ' to resolve the problem of ' the great number of convicts in Newgate ' and ' settle question of transportation to America'.5 A few months later ...
It took five years before the importation of convicts was banned by law across the USA and in that period seven convict ships secretly brought their cargoes to America and at least two successfully landed them .
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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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