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    America as an indentured servant, but I really hope this letter changes your mind. I’ve suffered and have fought for my life since my arrival, in 1607, to Jamestown, Virginia in the Chesapeake Bay, a swampy land, full of mosquitos, with a dry and humid climate. I urge you not to come to North America because you will face mistreatment as a laborer, bad relationships with neighbors, and high mortality rates. I arrived to the Chesapeake Bay in 1607 with about 100 other poor, lower sort, young English males through the Virginia Company, a joint stock company, charter. Unfortunately, by May of 1608 there was only about 38 surviving people; I am…

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    The lives of Servants and Slaves Indentured servants are different from slaves, but they are similar in some ways. During the 1600s the planters had a choice whether to own a servant or slave. Servants looked forward to a brighter future. On the other hand, slaves had no hope. All slaves and servants were farmers. The lives of servants and slaves were very similar. They both had physical punishment from their masters. They both worked for no money and with no control over their lives. …

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    Indentured servants were a big part of the development of the Chesapeake region. Roughly 80 percent of the Chesapeake region was indentured servants. What is an indentured servant? An Indentured servant was a man or woman that worked for roughly four to seven years for a crop owner. After they served their time to their master’s that would be free and could live as a free person in the Chesapeake. The Chesapeake rarely had slaves in its early years of development because of the vast majority of…

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    practice of indentured servitude, a common practice in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries where middle class men and woman signed binding contracts agreeing to work for a preselected amount of years after receiving free travel across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas. On paper this practice seems fair, but in reality the servants were severely mistreated by their masters. The highest concentration of these indentured servants where in Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay. The servants were often…

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    At first, slaves and indentured servants were closely similar in stature. The lives of indentured servants and slaves, in many ways were very similar to one another. However, overtime these two groups grew apart and changed drastically. During the later part of the 16th century, colonists relied on other Europeans for labor and service. These people who did labor and service were called "indentured servants". These indentured servants worked on contract had to serve somewhere between 4 to 7…

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    In the first half of the 17th century, the primary labor source in the Chesapeake region was indentured servitude. Many poor whites, who had previously been laborers in the English working class, came to America as indentured servants. In addition to poor whites, many Africans were indentured servants. In these early years, both African and white indentured servants were treated equally. Although the life of an indentured servant was typically one of hard labor and mistreatment, all indentured…

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    Indentured Servants vs. Slaves The colonist’s interest in agriculture increased when John Rolfe learned that tobacco seeds flourished in Virginia. Tobacco requires year-round labor and close attention. The colonists soon needed more hands to work on this demanding crop. Indentured servants played a huge part in helping the colonists take care of the tobacco and other jobs they had. In 1619, African American slaves were captured in Angola. They also contributed to the well-being of the tobacco…

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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.…

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    labor was mainly found through indentured servants. They were typically white Europeans who wanted to migrate to the new world but did not have the money to do so and in exchange for passage to the new world gave up their rights and became servants. Somewhere along the way the need for cheap labor rose and the need for indentured servants did as well. Though they were no longer just white Europeans looking for a fresh start. There were also black Africans that had been captured and sold to…

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    the colonies were formed many people wanted to come to the “new world”;however, coming to the colonies was very expensive and most people could not afford it. People in the colonies needed help because they now had a ton of land and had to do everything themselves. Therefore, they needed servants to help them with the hard work load that they had gotten once they were in the colonies. Once the Europeans realized that there were other humans in the “new world” they tried to force them to become…

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