White Cargo

The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America
eAudio - unabridged
Audio
Product Number: Z100146075
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781541455412
Narrator/s: Roger Clark
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing

Description

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.

x-large
Original Publish Date: Feb 12, 2019

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Narrator(s): Roger Clark
Product Number DD43361
Released: Feb 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781618033581

Sign up for our email newsletter