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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This land went to whoever paid the settler's passage . News of the scheme led to a frantic scramble amongst speculators and planters to sign up hopeful young people willing to become their servants and be shipped to labour for them in ...
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 . Alas , this seems to have ...
An act was passed in 1642 to raise the finance for an army to crush the Irish . The act offered 2,500,000 acres of confiscated Irish land at knockdown prices to merchant adventurers – those who would invest in the army that was to be ...
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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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