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Response to demigoddess (Reply #14)

Wed Jul 17, 2019, 03:28 PM

15. Also, "Britain had been shipping convicts to America for decades before

they started sending them to Australia. In fact, it was precisely because of America’s fight for independence that the Brits had to start sending their criminals to Australia. But from 1718 until 1775, convict transportation to the American colonies flourished. Some estimates claim that almost 10 percent of migrants to America during this time were British convicts.

In fact, experts estimate that over 52,000 British prisoners were shipped off to colonial America.

Many Australians have more or less embraced their convict history. But if you’re an American who had no idea that your country’s founding included a huge prison population, you’re not alone. Historically, Americans have not been too keen on discussing the fact that convicts came to what would eventually become known as the United States.


https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/britain-sent-thousands-of-its-convicts-to-america-not-1707458418



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