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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1 CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 11 IN THE SHADOW OF THE MYTH CHAPTER ONE 21 A PLACE FOR THE UNWANTED Elizabethan adventurers dreamed of an American empire that would give them gold and glory . Others saw the New World as a dumping ground for ...
CHAPTER FOUR 75 CHILDREN OF THE CITY The Virginia Company wanted youngsters to work in the tobacco fields . The burghers of London wanted rid of street children . So a bargain was struck and hundreds of children were transported .
CHAPTER TEN 155 DISSENT IN THE NORTH Until the 1650s , Scotland fought shy of transporting its unwanted to any English colony . Then religious and political dissent were made punishable by transportation to the Americas .
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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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