Summary and Analysis of "Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History"
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This paper consists of two parts. The first part is detailed chapter notes and chapter quotations from the book "Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America: A Short History." The second part is an analytical book review of that same book. The book and both parts of the paper show that servitude began as a means of populating the middle colonies, and gradually gave way to slavery as the need for agricultural workers soared.
From the Paper:"Indentured servitude was the critical institution for populating Virginia and Maryland during the period 1630-1660, when some three-fourths of immigrants were indentured servants. (8) "Around three-quarters of the emigrants were indentured servants, so called because they signed a written contract or indenture before boarding ship to start a new life across the ocean." (8) Under this system, people could hire their passage across the Atlantic in return for agreeing to be a servant for a term of years, the length of the term varying with the servant's age. (9) In return, the servant was allowed a set amount of goods on completion of his..."
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