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 words of the social historian Gary B. Nash , ' Most depictions of early America as a garden of opportunity airbrush indentured servants out of the picture while focusing on the minority who arrived free .
Is it too fanciful to see something of the harsh conditions of those early settlements , of the backbreaking work in farm and factory , within the present - day American psyche , with its proud insistence on the work ethic ?
Morris , Richard B. , Government and Labor in Early America ( Columbia University Press , 1946 ) Morton , Thomas , New English Canaan ( Amsterdam , 1637 ) Murdoch , Beamish , A History of Nova Scotia or Arcadie ( J. Barnes , 1867 ) Nace ...
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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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