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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in succeeding decades by Virginia and other colonies as increasing numbers of servants fled from their masters and the ... They conferred on the master the right to use ' bodily punishment for not heeding the commands of the master ' .
Later , they would bring in laws banning all servants , male and female , of whatever age , from marrying without the master's sanction . They would also slap up to two years ' extra service on any woman servant falling pregnant – even ...
They required a code to set down the exact nature of the relationship between master and servant . The assembly set about its essential task ... The Act for the Ordaining of Rights between Masters and Servants came into being in 1661.
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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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