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The Enslavement of Whites in Early America and Industrial Britain

and Ancillary Studies in American History

Based on Michael A. Hoffman II's landmark book:

They Were White and They Were Slaves

The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early America

"Being too short of stature to reach his work standing on the floor, he was placed on a block; but this expedient only remedied a part of the evil, for he was not able by any possible exertion to keep pace with the machinery. In vain the ...child declared it was not in his power to move quicker. He was beaten by the overlooker with great severity and cursed and reviled from morning 'till night, 'till his life became a burthen to him and his body discoloured with bruises."

A Memoir of Robert Blincoe, An Orphan Boy, Sent from the Workhouse at St. Pancras, London at 7 Years of Age to Endure the Horrors of a Cotton Mill [Manchester: J. Doherty, 1832]

"I'm weak and young and frightened oft, when the dark flue I see; by blows and threats forced up aloft, where nobody loves me. My master beats me with a rope, a cruel master he: But I have neither friends nor hope; For nobody loves me. They loved the negro 'oer the wave, they strove to set him free; But though I am a little slave, there's nobody loves me.

The Sweep Boys Lament, London, 1824

William Cobbbett in a letter to William Wilberforce:

"You seem to have great affection for the negroes...I feel for the hard-pinched, the ill-treated, the beaten-down labouring classes of England, Scotland and Ireland, to whom you do all the mischief that it is in your power to do; because you describe their situation as good and because you do, in some degree at any rate, draw the public attention away from their sufferings."

Revisionist History Online

Film Review: Master and Commander: A Valuable Fable

Black Men Say Confederate Flag Flies for Freedom

What About Black Skin Privilege?

The Forgotten Slaves: Whites in Servitude in Early America and Industrial Britain

A Black Woman Upholds Confederate Heritage

Cinque, the Black Hero of Spielberg's "Amistad," Was Himself a Slave-Trader

Of White Slaves and Great Holocaust Trials: Hoffman's Fact-Finding and Research Trip to Great Britain, Sept. 9-24, 1997

Outrage as Black Reporter says 'Thank God for Slavery'

Those Misunderstood Puritans

A Separatist Thanksgiving

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