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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The brainchild of Sir Edwin Sandys , the headright was a grant of fifty acres for every new settler . ... During the five years to 1624 , when the Virginia Company was wound up , 4,500 settlers arrived , which was as many as had been ...
The previous night , he warned settlers that an all - out attack was to be launched next day across the colony . The new paramount chief of the Powhatan Confederacy , Opechancanough , aimed to exterminate the invaders .
They were even ' fit to row in galleys ' , he claimed.2 It was a widely held view and , as we have just seen from Frethorne's letter , settlers attempted to put it into practice . But mass enslavement of the native population on their ...
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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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