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    Indentured servants, slaves, English people, and the non-English people all came to North America in the seventeenth century with a multitude of different motives. Slaves and indentured servants came without a choice to aid the well-off population. In addition, other men and women came to start new lives and live by their rules. Correspondingly, people came to escape religious persecution. In short, men and women from various backgrounds and ethnicities came to North America for a different…

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    hear about indentured servants, slaves, and their differences. Most of the facts about indentured servants in this essay are about what their lives were like. All of the facts in the slave selection are about how it was for them during their lives. The paragraph about indentured servants difference from slaves presents how their lives were better than slaves. The slave difference from indentured servant part of this selection shows how slaves lives differed from the indentured servants.…

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    freedom. With the introduction of marketable tobacco before 17th century, indentured servants were the early affordable/cheap labor sources for colonies tobacco plantations. They were the poor English landless peasants contracted and recruited to work on the colonies’ tobacco plantations. After they worked for a period of time, they were able to gain their freedom and claim fifty acres lands, including the small amount of black servants. The Europe market demand for tobacco increased during the…

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    Indentured servants that came into the new world faced many struggles. Firstly, they often faced a lack of sufficient food due to the small amounts that were provided to them or the inability to obtain the food. Also, they had risk of getting diseases like scurvy and others that make the body weak. Poverty was also a result of their work. Many indentured servants had hopes of money but often struggled to have clothing or buy things like alcohol. Also, indentured servants were often in danger of…

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    In the colonial South, both indentured servants and African slave labor became the main source of labor, but over the years the shortage of indentured servants caused the colonial South to favor slavery. Towards the end of the sixteenth century, the population of England grew as the economy worsens. England struggled with poverty and unemployment. Thousands of peasants and laborers became involved in problems such as crimes and poverty. West Country prompters encouraged the export of…

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    The southern colonies were establishing an agricultural economy based on the sale of tobacco and rice. Throughout the 1600’s, plantation owners relied on indentured servants and slaves to provide manual labor to harvest their crops. Plantation owners benefitted from the forced drudgery of both slaves and indentured servants. In spite of America’s claim to equality for all men, many people were living without basic freedoms guarantied to all people by the constitution. Many people, some who came…

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    1. INDENTURED SERVANTS: Colonists who exchanged up to seven years of work for the entry to America and a chance at a superior life there. Indentured servants were the essential wellspring of work in America (pg. 61). While in the colony, the indentured servants needed to tend to the place that is known for the estate and plant the crops. Once the contractually bound slave's agreement was fulfilled, they were to get a real estate parcel of their own and appreciate the advantages of owning the…

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    What is slavery and Indentured Servitude? Indentured servitude was a system where young people got into the New World by working for a manager for how many ever years the owners wanted. It was used a lot in the 18th century in the British colonies in North America. They signed an indentured agreement which meant that he was using money from his owner for food, water, and shelter. Then they would repay them by doing labor for a set period of time. Indentured servants that were good at doing…

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    CONTEXT: Elizabeth Sprigs was an indentured servant working and living in Baltimore Town, Maryland during the year of 1756. At this time there were many people coming to the New World from Europe to work as indentured servants for a certain amount of time, in exchange for travel. (Foner 53) Living as an indentured servant had many challenges because of cruel treatment from masters and poor living conditions. Many people who came over to work as an indentured servant would die before their term…

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    Slavery and Indentured servants were Vital to the success of the British colonies in North America in the 1600’s and 1700’s, because having slaves and Indentured servants are how the colonist were able to grow the British colonies. Jamestown was in a bad place and were struggling to stay together as a colony. Jamestown then discovered tobacco. Tobacco was brought from the Caribbean islands. The colonies began growing tobacco and were soon shipping up to 50,000 pounds of tobacco a year England.…

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