Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America 1607-1776. Abbot Emerson Smith.

Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America 1607-1776

Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1947. First Edition. 8vo. 435 pp. Bibliography; Index. The book reviewer's copy with his name/address label (Leonard E. Wedel). Taped in at rear is a partial slip of Mr. Wedel's review. Green cloth in publisher's tan & green illustrated dustjacket. Near fine (rust from paper clip on first two pages) in very good dustjacket (wear to extremities; scape on front cover; darkening to spine; small triangle loss at spine head). Item #19198

"This is a well-written, documented account of the methods employed between 1607-1776 by not infrequent ship owners and their agents, who were oft times encouraged by governments, in transporting men, women, and children to America to be sold, if necessary, to the colonists as indentured servants to pay for their passage." - book review.

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