Slavery and Servitude in the U.S. Term Paper by cee-cee

Slavery and Servitude in the U.S.
This paper discusses the original forms slavery and servitude in the U.S. and how they led to the eventual segregation and racial discrimination of blacks.
# 114728 | 1,514 words | 5 sources | APA | 2009 | US

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The paper discusses the evolution of the indentured servant, as well as the means through which servitude was transformed into slavery, in order to highlight the general differences that appeared between black and white servants. The paper shows how, in the beginning, there was no difference between the whites and the blacks that were engaged in in indentured work. The paper then explains why slave trading became widely accepted and why black slaves were preferred over white ones.
The paper highlights how it was merely external forces that instilled the idea of racial discrimination, of racial inferiority and of the exploitation of human beings for more than two centuries.

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Africans in America. (n.d.) "From Indentured Servitude to Racial Slavery". The Terrible Transformation. Retrieved 5 March 2008, from
  • Bryant, Linda Allen. (2000) Slavery and Miscegenation in America. Retrieved 5 March 2008, from
  • Galenson, David W. (1984). T"he Rise and Fall of Indentured Servitude in the Americas: An Economic Analysis". The Journal of Economic History, Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 1-26.
  • Jenkins, P. (1997). A history of the United States. New York: Palgrave.
  • Patterson, Orlando. (2007) "The Root of the Problem". Time. Retrieved 5 March 2008, from,9171,1615164,00.html?imw=Y

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APA Format

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