Information please and Harriet Beecher Stowe
 
From: kbachand@juno.com
 
I have just finished reading a book on white slavery that  I downloaded several years ago but seem to have accidentally deleted the title and the name of the author.  I am giving here some opening paragraphs along with two quotes that are at the very end of the book.  If anyone can help me with the names of the title and the author, I will be most happy.
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There Were More White Slaves Than Black Slaves in Colonial America
 
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 readers will be responsible for their own bias pertaining to White Slavery.
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And on the last page of the book are these quotes:
 
Some who in England lived fine and brave,
 
Was there like horses forc’d to trudge and slave.
 
Some view’d our Limbs turned us around,
 
Examining like Horses we were sound.
 
Some felt our hands others our legs and Feet,
 
And made us walk to see we were compleat,
 
Some view’d our Teeth to see if they was good,
 
And fit to Chaw our hard and homely food.
 
No shoes nor stocking had I for to wear
 
Nor hat, nor cap, my hands and feet went bare.
 
Thus dressed unto the fields I did go,
 
Among Tobacco plants all day to hoe.
 
Till twelve or one o’clock a grinding corn,
 
And must be up at day break in the morn.
 
For I was forc’d to work while I could stand,
 
Or hold the hoe within my feeble hands.
 
Forc’d from Friends and Country go go…
 
Void of all Relief…Sold for a Slave.
 
From the writing of White Slave, John Lawson, 1754.

[263]
 
"Honored Father: ‘…O Dear Father…I am sure you’ll pity your distressed daughter. What we unfortunate English people suffer here is beyond the probability of you in England to conceive. Let it suffice that I am one of the unhappy number toiling day and night, and very often in the horse’s druggery, with only the comfort of hearing me called, ‘You, bitch, you did not do half enough.’ Then I am tied up and whipped to that degree that you’s not serve an animal. I have scarce anything but Indian corn and salt to eat and that even begrudged. Nay, many Negroes are better used…after slaving after Master’s pleasure, what rest we can get is to wrap ourselves up in a blanket and lay upon the ground. This is the deplorable condition your poor Betty endures…" From a letter by White Slave Elizabeth Sprigs in Maryland to her father John Sprigs in London, England, September 22, 1756). [264]  
These two excerpts are referenced as coming from:
 [263] Van Der Zee, Bound Over.
 [264]  Public Record Office, London, England, High Court of Admiralty, 30:258; No. 106.
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And after reading another post to SHNV entitled "Stowe Reconsidered?" I thought it worth including another excerpt from the same book as follows:
 
Harriet Beecher Stowe was one of the great hypocrites of the 19th Century. A Pious Fraud whose legacy of malignant hatred for her own kind has infected many another White Man and Woman of this day. During her triumphal 1853 tour of Britain in the wake of the publication of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Stowe was the guest of the Duchess of Sutherland, a woman of vast wealth who had an interest in the "betterment of the Negro."
 
The Sutherland wealth was based in part on one of the most criminal land‑grabs in British history. The Sutherlands had seized the ancient holdings of the traditional clans of Scotland and burned the Highland crofters off their lands, resulting in pauperism and in many cases, outright starvation of Scottish women and children.[246]   At one point the Sutherlands even hired armed guards to prevent famine‑stricken Scottish Highlander "rabble" from catching fish in the Sutherland’s well‑stocked salmon and trout rivers. [247]
 
When Harriet Beecher Stowe returned to America, she wrote a glowing account of the Sutherlands in her travel book Sunny Memories, specifically praising them for their "enlightened land policies" in Scotland, which she described as   "an almost sublime instance of the benevolent employment of superior wealth and power in shortening the struggles of advancing civilization." [248]
 
In response to Stowe’s appalling whitewash of the crimes committed against the Scottish Highlanders, a London newspaper described Uncle Tom’s Cabin as a "downright imposture" and "ranting, canting nonsense." [249]
 
References for these excerpts are given as:
 [246] The Slave Trade, Domestic and Foreign, Henry C. Carey, pp. 204‑209; The Highland Clearances, John Prebble, pp. 288‑295.
 [247] Prebble, p. 293.
 [248] Cunliffe, p. 18, Prebble, p. 292.
 [249] Cunliffe, ibid.
 
Now, if someone can just name the book and the author these excerpts came from, I will certainly appreciate it.
 
Ken Bachand
Hendersonville, NC