Bristol's White Slave Trade - Indentured and Enforced Labour in the 17th Century

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Bristol's White Slave Trade - Indentured and Enforced Labour in the 17th Century

Bristol's White Slave Trade - Indentured and Enforced Labour in the 17th Century, by Andrea Button

Published by the Bristol Radical History Group in 2010, 20 pages. A5 size booklet (N3794)

From the rear cover: Bristol’s role as a supplier of labour to the American and West Indian colonies in the eighteenth century is associated with the African Slave Trade - however, this trade was not officially open to the Bristol merchants until 1698.

The indentured white servant system, operated in Bristol during the seventeenth century, were used by merchants to meet demand for labour in Britain’s new colonies until the Bristol merchants were legally able to compete in the lucrative transatlantic trade. This pamphlet reveals the extent of this ‘white slavery’ and its links to Bristol.

Condition of the booklet is generally excellent. The cover is clean and tidy, the staple spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound

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