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    Indentured Servitude was popular from 1607-1660, and was composed of young, healthy, and poor men primarily from England that were looking to make a life in the New World. These men would work 4-7 years on farms to be freed after their period of labour and…

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    Desiree Ranshaw Dr. Yuxuf Abana AFAS 320 26 December 2014 Unit 1—(December 22—December 26) Worksheet Questions on The Origins of American Slavery. 1. In the opening chapter of Origins, Betty Wood asserts that “The adoption of chattel slavery by the English in their New World colonies had no clear precedent in either English law or social and economic practice” (The Origins of American Slavery 9). What does chattel slavery mean? Thoroughly analyze how does this term explain English ideas about…

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    labor to maintain the crops, so they adopted the European method of indentured servitude. A indentured servant is where a male, female, or even child signs a contract with a master to work for four to eight years for a pass to the New World. Many came to the New World to fulfill a new life, religious reasonings, or for land. They were provided food, clothing, and shelter when they arrived in the colonies. After the indentured servants worked for their freedom, they began to settle in the west…

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    Dbq 10 Precolumbian-1700

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    Precolumbian-1700 Test Corrections: #7: For planters, a slave labor system had important advantages over a servant labor system because slaves: A(cost less than indentured servants) B(could be controlled politically) The answer is B, as slaves could not rebel like Nathaniel Bacon and other Yeoman Farmers and indentured servants for a variety of reasons mainly, small population or the population being spread out across colonies, as well as no access to the ability to…

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    Colonist Conditions

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    The New World was known to be the Western hemisphere of the Earth. The New World consisted of the 13 British colonies. Colonists did not have much freedom, if any at all, before coming to the New World. The New World was said to provide the colonists with freedom and many opportunities (Voices of Freedom, Foner). There are at least five different conditions that brought colonists into the world that revolved around freedom. Freedom for the colonists included having religious freedom. Religious…

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    they pleased” (Rebels Against Slavery, 16). These laws provided even more distance between blacks and whites. Slaves and indentured servants would join forces and attempt to overthrow their owners, but would not usually succeed. In Rebels Against Slavery, American Slave Revolts the authors account how “[s]lave masters quickly realized they couldn’t allow white indentured servants and slaves to become allies. So every effort was made to keep the two groups separate and in conflict.” (14) These…

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    Freedom In America Essay

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    employment opportunities, the right to vote, own land, or guns to name a few, were only permitted to a minority of white men in power. In fact, “freedom” as we know it, was violently fought over, consuming generations of people who were mostly indentured servants and slaves. Poor, lowly immigrants in Europe signed…

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    people to work they got the idea of indentured servants which are poor people from England who does not have enough money for transportation to the colony. As an indentured servant, the owner of the land would pay the price to get them to the colony and in return they would work under contract in the owner’s land for approximately 5-7 years. After the end of contract, the servant would get 50 acres of land and tools to get them started in the land. The servants were treated like property,…

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    understand the rebellion, it is important to understand the role indentured servants played and the situation poor farmers in Virginia faced in the 1660s. In Southern America, the growth of cash crops required the need for a large labor force.…

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    The cozy, snowy town of New Brunswick, winter, 1777. Mugs are clinking as several sit around the fire. Folks are bustling around to finish tasks, and Abby, the tavern mistress at the Raritan Tavern, is exiting from the Chandler Mercantile only to hear a tirade of shouting, the booming of cannons, and the cracking of wood. Her life is about to change drastically. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Murder by Karen Swee is a book that ninth graders will enjoy because of its plot, its historical…

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