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 Britain’s American colonies.
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, more than 300,000 white people were shipped to America as slaves. Urchins were swept up from London’s streets to labor in the tobacco fields, where life expectancy was no more than two years. Brothels were raided to provide “breeders” for Virginia. Hopeful migrants were duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware they would become personal property who could be bought, sold, and even gambled away. Transported convicts were paraded for sale like livestock.
Drawing on letters crying for help, diaries, and court and government archives, Don Jordan and Michael Walsh demonstrate that the brutalities usually associated with black slavery alone were perpetrated on whites throughout British rule. The trade ended with American independence, but the British still tried to sell convicts in their former colonies, which prompted one of the most audacious plots in Anglo-American history.
This is a saga of exploration and cruelty spanning 170 years that has been submerged under the overwhelming memory of black slavery. White Cargo brings the brutal, uncomfortable story to the surface.
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... slaves in America / Don Jordan and Michael Walsh. p. cm. First published: Edinburgh : Mainstream Pub., 2007. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8147-4296-9 (alk. paper) 1. Slavery--United States--History--17th ...
... slaves for the New World. CHAPTER TEN 155 DISSENT IN THE NORTH Until the 1650s, Scotland fought shy of transporting its unwanted to any English colony. Then religious and political dissent were made punishable by transportation to the ...
The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America Don Jordan, Michael Walsh. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN 247 'HIS ... slave. CHAPTER NINETEEN 271 THE LAST HURRAH Having won their liberty in the War of Independence, Americans had no ...
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White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America
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