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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Despite the fact that Gosnold and the other mariners had found not a scrap of evidence for the existence of gold mines , these expeditions sparked new speculation about gold waiting to be discovered in America .
Few details survive but the imperative was undoubtedly the search for gold . The ' discovery of mines was the main intended benefit ' , reported William Strachey , secretary of the Virginia Company who wrote a history of Virginia in ...
others were still hypnotised by gold and they remained . It was the same with the colony's backers in London . The company kept the money flowing on the premise that gold and other rich minerals , principally copper , would be found ...
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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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