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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England was in danger of being overwhelmed by the poor and the lawless , a perception of insecurity still all too recognisable today . In the course of a few generations , the population had risen by a third .
Smythe was at the centre of the debates over the lawless and the poor that raged during the 1590s . The decade had started with record harvests but England was soon hit by the gravest agrarian crisis since the Black Death two centuries ...
Whether Smythe followed Popham's lead by recruiting from the gaols at this early stage is not known but efforts were made to persuade the City of London to subsidise the relocation of the surplus poor . Two of those promoting the ...
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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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