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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The great Victorian Alexander Brown said of him : “ He was ... the head of every one ( and a founder of most of them ) of the English companies directly interested in foreign colonies and commerce , which have ever since been the chief ...
As for the priestly classes , the ordinary holy man's head was priced the same as that of a wolf but a bishop's head would fetch twice that , namely £ 10 . Keeping or hiding a priest would merit banishment and the confiscation of all ...
Within two months he had sold seven of the women for between £ 10 and £ 15 a head and eight or nine men for between £ 17 and £ 30 a head . Men and women continually tried to escape . A document dated 1772 and headed “ Description 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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