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    Indentured Servants and Slaves Many times throughout history the concepts of servitude and slavery are found. In the seventeenth century, indentured servants and slaves proved to be the muscle behind Colonial America and it’s progression. At this time in history, many Europeans, English specifically, were travelling to the New World to start life anew. What these people found when they arrive is that they needed a labor force. The need for labor is what contributed to the development of…

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    Native Americans and Africans were used to benefit the colonists that arrived to the New World. Treatments towards the Natives and Africans were inhuman and cruel. Slavery had existed long before the 1490s, but Indians being used as slaves was rare. The arrival of the Europeans had caused Africans kidnapped from their home and Natives had their homeland snatched from them. Both civilizations rights did not exist anymore. Native Americans and Africans were not treated equally by the new settlers…

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    acres for each grown family member in exchange for service. Virginia and Maryland both appointed the “head right” system to encourage the import of servant workers under their terms, whoever paid the passage of a worker received the right to acquire fifty acres of land; extremity therefore collected the benefits of landownership from the system. Servants that were brought to America experienced many months at sea, a small troop of soldiers, recruits, and nobles from England completed a 3000-mile…

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    MAKE SURE YOUR TENSE IS CONSTANT AND DOESN’T SWITCH BETWEEN PRESENT/ PAST TENSE Key Reasons for Colonizing (will make hook later) Pennsylvania is the place where every colonist is treated in the same manner, your social status, religion, and gender does not matter. You will not be persecuted for your religion or beliefs. Colonists in Pennsylvania are very neighborly and help each other out during hard times. No one will covet another man or have reason to harm another. Pennsylvanians’…

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    in the new colonies were either forced into a life of slavery or indentured servitude. There were also those looking to escape the clutches of their past lives and held the hopes of starting again in this foreign land. Whatever the case may have been, many however could not escape the hardships of work, and ultimately the grasp of indentured servitude. These hardships are very prevalent in the letter written by an indentured servant named Johanna Smith to her father, who by inference might have…

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    similarities named before, it creates differences. These paved the way of society in America until 1750 and years to come. In both colonies, slavery was utilized to build the economy of indentured servants. In Document 1, an indentured servant from VA wrote a letter to his parents in 1623. It explained how life being under indentured servitude is one of agony. In the New England colony, the difference that separates them from the Chesapeake is their use of slavery on a smaller scale. Although…

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    were kidnapped out of their villages by the white man and even by other Africans. They were crammed into the ships and many died even before arriving to the New World. Those were the lucky ones, most would say. The slaves were treated as the indentured servants, but they were never going to earn their freedom. They could be bought, sold and traded just as they did with livestock. The need was so great for labor in the New World, due to the demand of the goods Britain desired and the need to…

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    man were to impregnate a servant, in which her race does not have any influences, he would only be required a mandatory payment to the church who would in turn take charge of the…

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    A Mercy, by Toni Morrison, is set in the beginning of the 17th century, during the transition of the Old world into the New world. The New world, in this setting, includes the upcoming rules and notions of freedom and property prior to being infected with racial associations in the United States. In the beginning of A Mercy, Jacob Vaark is descending into the New world on a boat in fog, “Unlike the English fogs he had known since he could walk, or those way north where he lived now, this one…

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    settlers arrived in Virginia, it was too late in the year to plant anything. It was already early summer and anything they might grow would not be fully ripened by the fall. Another problem was that the majority of the settlers were gentlemen and their servants. They had no experience with agriculture or any other manual…

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