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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It tracks the ruthless kingpins of the white servant trade who bought and sold their human wares , sometimes disguising convicts as regular servants , sometimes hawking servants from settlement to settlement .
Ships ' captains allegedly registered entire crews as settlers and claimed headrights on all of them , then sold the headrights , sailed away and when the ship returned to the Chesapeake did it all again , choosing a different ...
Deported Royalist prisoners were sold as bonded slaves . Rank was no safeguard . In 1656 , two Royalist officers named Rivers and Foyle wrote : “ The Master of the ship sold your miserable petitioners and the others . . . for 155lb ...
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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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