Unconquered is the best movie you’ve never heard of. Made alongside other MGM epics like Ben-Hur and The Ten Commandments, and boasting an all-star cast, its production value is high, but its ultimate strength is in the power of its narrative: it breaks all the PC taboos. On the strength of its traditional colonial narrative, it is one of the best in cinematic history.
Based on true events, this adaptation from Neil Swanson’s novel by the same title, Unconquered centers around the life of Abby (Paulette Goddard), an English peasant girl who by order of a London court is sold into slavery in the New World circa 1760. So the film opens on the subject of White slavery in early America, depicting mass import of English, Irish, and Scottish slaves.
This is the substance of Michael Hoffman’s groundbreaking work, They Were White and They Were Slaves, which proves that upward of 3/4 of Whites in colonial America arrived under some circumstance of bonditure. Which in turn means that slavery in America was predominantly a trade in White flesh rather than Black. Most slaves brought to these shores were sons and daughters of the British isles. Though not taboo …
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