White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain’s White Slaves in America

White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America Author Don Jordan
ISBN-10 9780814742969
ISBN-13 9780814742969
Year 2008-03-08
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher NYU Press
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White Cargo is the forgotten story of the thousands of Britons who lived and died in bondage in Britains 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 Londons 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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