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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Failing to find the expected mineral riches along the eastern seaboard , they turned to farming , hoping to make gold from tobacco . They needed a compliant , subservient , preferably free labour force and since the indigenous peoples ...
She turned round , and fancying he had not been satisfied with her hospitality , said to the bystanders , ' The man wants a second dinner . ' The words drew the eyes of the reapers on him , when one of his sons whispers to his mother ...
The act overrode colonial restrictions on the convict trade , empowered judges to make far greater use of transportation and turned the business of shipping convicts to America into a gold mine for the merchants contracted to do it .
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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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