The Learning Renaissance

White Slavery – The Export of the Irish Across the Atlantic

As an appendix to the animation of black slavery across the Atlantic, here is an article on the export of Irish labour to the new world…

England continued to ship tens of thousands of Irish slaves for more than a century. Records state that, after the 1798 Irish Rebellion, thousands of Irish slaves were sold to both America and Australia. There were horrible abuses of both African and Irish captives. One British ship even dumped 1,302 slaves into the Atlantic Ocean so that the crew would have plenty of food to eat.

Read more about this seldom-discussed story here: The Irish Slave Trade – The Forgotten ‘White’ Slaves | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Further reading:

White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

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