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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In later years , large numbers of men and women from a range of tribes would indeed be enslaved and terribly used . But for the moment the settlers went instead for a war of extermination . Powhatan villages were put to the fire and ...
According to Walpole , women and orphans were rounded up from workhouses and prisons . They were , he said , ' boys who were of an age to labour and women who were marriageable , or not past breeding ?. " The children were put to work ...
He bought eleven men for £ 12 each and nine women at £ 9 each . Within two months he had sold seven of the women for between £ 10 and £ 15 a head and eight or nine men for between £ 17 and £ 30 a head . Men and women continually tried ...
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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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