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    Slavery and indentured servitude are equivalent but very contrary. Most of us are aware of what slavery is. But do you know what indentured servitude is? Let’s figure out the similarities and the differences between these two subjects. The next few paragraphs explain this topic, slavery vs. indentured servitude. To start off, I’m going to give you an overview of slavery. Slavery has existed since previous to the time of Jesus. But back into modern times, in the 1600s colonists in the new world…

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    1600-1763 Slavery Changes

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    Prompted by trans-Atlantic interactions, indentured servitude and slavery enabled labor systems to begin to evolve in the time period from 1600-1763 in the British North American colonies. The rapidly increasing need for labor in the colonies drastically impacted the evolution of labor systems. Impacts included new imports of slaves and changes in previous colonial relations between American Indians and African Americans. While slavery was still a dominant source of labor, there were drastic…

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    Indentured workers were always available, and indenture practice never halted, the practice only diminished when slavery became available and more profitable to business. Indenture work was a solution established to bring labors to British colonies in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Although initially all the servants came from England, throughout the colonial period migrants from other countries joined the flow of servants to British America; Scottish, Irish, and German immigrants…

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    captive of the English as a result of the Wars of Three Kingdoms, arrived in the colony of Virginia as an Irish servant in 1660. I was ordered to work as an indentured servant for a certain Mrs. Hannah Aston for a period of six years. With the decline of the economic power of Virginia, the favoritism shown towards wealthy landowners and the elite, and the injustice shown towards indentured servants such as me by making us work more years or pay huge fines to the already wealthy, I argue that…

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    besides being hanged. They could either “call for the book,” in which case only the literate would be spared, or in special scenarios a judge could allow them to work in the Americas as reparation for their sins. The poor whites that became indentured servants had no other choice. With little means,…

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    A Cry for Help An indentured servant named Richard Frethorne, from the Virginia plantation Martin’s Hundred, wrote letters to his mother and father begging them to “redeem” his indenture.1 The letter written by Frethorne opened up his parents eyes and the eyes of other Englishmen to the unforsaken truth about indentured servants, the conditions they were living in, and what hardships America was going through (e.g. disease, starvation, and death.) Frethorne wrote his parents a letter in hopes of…

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    Indentured Servitude: From Contract to Freedom With Europe set in a state of turmoil following the Thirty Year’s War thousands of impoverished laborers found themselves without work and without land to harvest. New laws and conspiracy in the church had left a bitter taste among the populace and the stories of the successful settlement of Jamestown, America had been making their way across the Atlantic. It was the demand for labor that colonialist in Jamestown sought that would start the wave of…

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    Jamestown Colony

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    The founding of the Jamestown Colony in 1607 was an incredibly difficult feat that could not have been accomplished without the sacrifice and grueling work of the settlers. They left relatives, acquaintances, and most of what was familiar to them behind and braved the rough sea voyage to the New World. When they reached Virginia, the colonists of Jamestown were forced to construct shelters and procure what they needed to survive, in addition to adjusting to an unfamiliar climate. They also…

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    American identity and helped to create America’s sense of self. During three periods of history significant changes happened that helped frame who “we” are as a country. In 1600s-1700s Colonial America, Jamestown Colony, Plymouth Colony, and indentured servants helped impact America’s identity. In 1800s Pre-Civil War to Reconstruction, corps of discovery, westward migration to OR,CA, TX and Westward Migration for religious reasons helped impact American’s identity. In late 19th - 20th Century to…

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    Africans were taken from their homeland by the Europeans then to be sold to an owner in America forever, which is called chattel slaves. Another form of slavery was called indentured servants. Indentured servants are people work for someone under a contract for a period of time, you don’t get paid but you get a free passage to a new country. Slaves were fed very well because they were like an investment to their owners. Slave owner paid a…

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