To Hell Or Barbados: The Ethnic Cleansing of Ireland

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Brandon, 2000 - History - 240 pages
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Between 1652 and 1659 over 50,000 Irish men, women and children were transported to Barbados and Virginia. Yet up until the publication of this book, there has been no real account of what became of them. The motivation for the initial transportation was expressed by King James I of England: "Root out the Papists and fill it (Ireland) with Protestants." This revealing work uncovers, for the first time, the history of these people: their transportation, the conditions in which they lived and their violent uprisings.

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This historical book explores an unvisited story about 50,000 Irish men,women, and children who were sold into slavery in Barbados and Virginia. It is a true story where people were suddenly shipped across the ocean in awful conditions, and were then treated brutally in Barbados especially, with cruel 'owners'.  

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A little slice of the brutality that man has always visited upon his fellow man and seems to continue to do so somewhere in the world. A good bit of historical study if you are looking for a particular starting point on the colonization of the West Indies. Read full review


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