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The following is quite lengthy so there is only a snopsis here.
The reading is quite enlightening as to the White English of the colonial
times. Other countries did this as well.
White Slavery, what the Scots already know
by Kelly d. Whittaker
A famous history professor stated that history was not a science but a
continuing investigation into the past; a person’s conclusion is based on their own
bias. This story will offer evidence that the Alba, Scots, Irish and Pics
have been the longest race held in slavery. The reader will be responsible for
their own bias pertaining to White Slavery.
Alexander Stewart was herded off the Gildart in July of 1747, bound with
chains. Stewart was pushed onto the auction block in Wecomica, St Mary’s County,
Maryland. Doctor Stewart and his brother William were attending the auction,
aware of Alexander being on that slave ship coming from Liverpool England.
Doctor Stewart and William were residents of Annapolis and brothers to David of
Ballachalun in Montieth, Scotland. The two brothers paid nine pound six
shillings sterling to Mr. Benedict Callvert of Annapolis for the purchase of
Alexander. He was a slave. Alexander tells of the other 88 Scots sold into slavery
that day in “THE LYON IN MOURNING” pages 242-243.
[NOTE: There is more reading between these two passages]
White Slavery in America
The topic of this story is a sensitive one yet one of great importance.
White slavery in America was real. There are many documents that verify the
bondage, kidnapping and transporting of Brits to the Colonies as slaves. The
importance of this story will help those who cannot find a ship passenger list on
their ancestor. This story may not pertain to all who came to America that are
not listed on ship passenger lists.
The Journal of Negro History #52 pp.251-273 states, “The sources of racial
thought in Colonial America pertaining to slave trade worked both directions
with white merchandise as well as black.”
Thomas Burton recorded in his Parliament Diary 1656-1659 vol. 4 pp. 253-274 a
debate in the English Parliament focusing on the selling of British whites
into slavery in the New World. The debate refers to whites as slaves ‘whose
enslavement threatened the liberties of all Englishmen.’
The British government had realized as early as the 1640’s how beneficial
white slave labor was to the profiting colonial plantations. Slavery was
instituted as early as 1627 in the British West Indies. The Calendar of State
Papers, Colonial Series of 1701 records 25000 slaves in Barbados in which 21700 were