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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No merchant was wealthier or headed more monopolies than Sir Thomas Smythe . Yet from 1609 Smythe allowed Sandys , the merchants ' enemy , into the inner councils of the Virginia Company to take a prominent role .
Licences were granted to English merchants throughout the year . In June , the Council of State in England ordered that ' the governors of the precincts be authorised to transport 8,000 Irish ” . Later that year , the Council of State ...
When they kept them at home , emissaries were sent out by the merchants who took them by violence from their parents [ and ] if a child was missing , it was immediately suspected that he was kidnapped by the Aberdeen merchants .
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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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