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 the 1660s , John Hammond , once a servant himself , published the pamphlet entitled Leah and Rachel that glowed with praise for the two Chesapeake colonies but described them as peopled by ' rogues , whores , dissolute and rooking ...
From other accounts of life for indentured servants quoted in this book , we know that Williamson's description is accurate . So bad was the treatment of many that advertisements for runaways were posted regularly ( several examples ...
A document dated 1772 and headed “ Description of White Workers ' contained profiles of eighty - eight men and women labourers and had been compiled for use ... This described Barrett and noted that he ' had also an iron collar on ' .
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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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