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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A tantalising paragraph in the archives reads : Whereas several attorneys have undertaken to manage servants ' cases against their masters and mistresses to the mistresses and masters ' great charge and damage , it is ordered that no ...
In 1654 , Bristol council ordered that a book should be kept detailing the names of indentured passengers on board ships heading for the colonies . Merchants and other worthies petitioned Parliament in 1661 and 1662 to introduce ...
Elizabeth Carter was acquitted of murdering her baby but was ordered to pay 500 pounds of tobacco or receive twenty lashes for bearing an illegitimate child . She was also ordered to receive thirty lashes for taking ' physic ' during ...
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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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