Jamestown and Plymouth serve as iconic images of British migration to the New World. A century later, however, when British migration was at its peak, the vast majority of men, women, and children crisscrossing the Atlantic on English ships were of African, not English, descent. Captives and Voyagers, a compelling study from Alexander X. Byrd, traces the departures, voyages, and landings of enslaved and free blacks who left their homelands in the eighteenth century for British colonies and examines how displacement and resettlement shaped migrant society and, in turn, Britain's Atlantic empire.
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|Size: ||11.6 MB|
|Publisher: ||LSU Press|
|Date published: || 2010|
|ISBN: ||9780807134849 (DRM-PDF)|
|Read Aloud: ||not allowed|