Indentured Servants Research Paper

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When you think of indentured servants and slaves, you may think that they are the same thing. In fact, they quite different from their origin and rights. One would have a contract to serve time and later be freed and the other owned by someone, permanently, along with their family and children.
An indentured servant is a worker who serves for periods of three to seven years and freed once their time was completed in exchange for goods. These goods included weapons, clothes, cattle, land, etc. Indentured servants had laws that protected some of their rights. Nonetheless, the life of an indentured servant was not easy; they had consequences for wrong doing during their servitude. “An indentured servant's contract could be extended as punishment

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