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 fact , at the time of the Declaration nearly 1,000 convicts a year were being dumped in America , mostly in Maryland and Virginia . A convict dealer intimated that in the 1700s more than 30,000 convicts had been sold in Maryland ...
Maryland flirted briefly with making ' desertion'a capital offence but instead adopted the Virginia way – slapping an extra stretch of time on the servants ' indenture period . At first , the formula was two days ' extra servitude for ...
Moore's contact in America was an influential Baltimore merchant , George Salmon , who had previously imported Irish convicts into Maryland . Salmon was bullish about the prospects . ' I don't know any thing would bring more money here ...
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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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