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'Englishmen Transplanted'The English Colonization of Barbados 1627-1660$
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Larry Gragg

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253890

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253890.001.0001

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Chapter Six. Finding Workers

Chapter Six. Finding Workers

(p.113) Chapter Six. Finding Workers
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This chapter traces the frenzied efforts of planters to acquire a sufficient number of workers, free, indentured, or enslaved, particularly after they embraced the cultivation of sugar. Their efforts, based on their experience with servitude in England, to define the status of red, white, and black workers and the leadership role of the English in the slave trade to Barbados are the central themes.

Keywords:   free workers, indentured servants, slaves, slave trade, Dutch

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