T.H. Breen, 18 February 1988
Show More Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775 by Roger Ekirch.
Oxford, 277 pp., £25, November 1987, 0 19 820092 7Show More
“... many people in fact found Britain’s mainland colonies a land of opportunity? The late Richard Hofstadter suggested that the answer would almost certainly not sustain the success myth. In America at 1750: A Social Portrait, a wonderfully sensitive piece of writing, he observed that the servants as well as the slaves had been commodities, goods sold in a ...”