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


Manufacturer: Bristol Radical History Group

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 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.

Number 13 in the Bristol Radical Pamphleteer series, authored by Andrea Button.

Product Code: 9781911522140

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