A Merciless Place

A Merciless Place

The Fate of Britain's Convicts After the American Revolution

eBook - 2011
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Since Robert Hughes' The Fatal Shore, the fate of British convicts has burned brightly in the popular imagination. Incredibly, their larger story is even more dramatic--the saga of forgotten men and women scattered to the farthest corners of the British empire, driven by the winds of the American Revolution and the currents of the African slave trade. In A Merciless Place, Emma Christopher brilliantly captures this previously unknown story of poverty, punishment, and transportation. The story begins with the American War of Independence, until which many British convicts were shipped across th.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011
ISBN: 9780199782550
0199782555
9780199843763
0199843767
Characteristics: 1 online resource (453 pages)

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