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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As a woman is taken ill and is carried into a shelter for sick workers , Jack observes : ' I think they should call it the condemned hole , for it was really only a place for people to die in , not a place to be cured in .
The trade in carrying off boys to the plantations in America and selling them there as slaves was carried on with an amazing effrontery ... and by open violence . The whole neighbouring country were alarmed at it .
The Dublin Weekly Journal , for instance , carried an advert in January 1735 offering Irish Protestant emigrants to New York a special deal . Land purchased from the Mohawk Indians could be rented by them for one shilling and nine pence ...
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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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