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    White Cargo

    White Cargo

    In the 17th and 18th centuries, tens of thousands of British, Irish and Scottish were forcibly rounded upand they died in bondage in Britain’s American colonies. If they managed to escape, they were hunted down by their masters - and wanted notices were posted in local gazettes. The trade in human cargo included prostitutes, beggars, homeless children and other undesirables who were forcibly transported to places like Virginia and Maryland.   Hopeful migrants were also duped into signing as indentured servants, unaware that they would become chattels who could be bought, sold or even gambled away. Our April book club choice was ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0413/606520-the-history-show-sunday-13-april-2014/?clipid=1531095
    The History Show Sunday 13 April 2014

    The History Show Sunday 13 April 2014

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2014/0413/606520-the-history-show-sunday-13-april-2014/

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