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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When our people were fed out of the common store and laboured jointly together , glad was he who could slip from his labour , or slumber over his task he cared not how , nay , the most honest among them would hardly take so much true ...
And so the insistent demand for labour in the colonies gave rise to kidnapping . As related in the previous chapter , the first kidnapper was tried in England in 1618 ( the year before the first shipload of children sailed from London ) ...
The fact is that the indentured - labour market was a crude racket and the servants were coerced and conned into unneces cessarily lengthy periods of slavery just as in Maryland or Virginia . The indentured servant did not simply sell ...
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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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