From: A Massachusetts Reader [Email him]
James Fulford wrote
[Captain Blood] is the one exception I personally can think of to [Jim] Goad's point that Hollywood has ignored the fact that forced labor in North America and the Colonies had a white component—and it's almost eighty years old.Here's another example:Unconquered (1947) Gary Cooper falls for Abby (Paulette Goddard) who was given the choice of the gallows or slavery in America.
James Fulford writes: Looking at the trailer, we see not only the vanished world of the 1760s, but of the 1940s.
Set in Fort Pitt, it starts off with a shot of modern-day Pittsburgh, and explains that this only happened when white men settled the place by fighting the red men, and implies that that was a good thing.