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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They dismissed Thomas Damer's claim that he shouldn't have been sold ' according to the custom of the country ' for seven years because he'd indentured for four years before leaving London . The court found he had no documentary proof ...
Adult servants arriving without indentures were to serve four years and get a suit of clothes , linen , socks and shoes , two hoes , , one axe , three barrels of corn and that treasured fifty acres of land .
we can From this , we can extrapolate that , thanks to the low one - off cost of buying a labourer , a planter would expect a profit of around £ 230 over four years or £ 288 over five years . All this profit could be gained because of ...
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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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