The Life a of Indentured Servant

Servant Not Included

Bristol To Americas

English emigration occurred with a single generation from 1630 to 1660 but the rapid growth of tobacco industry created a continual demand for cheap labor in Virginia and Maryland. A far larger proportion of the population was committed to contractual labor than in England and in indentured servants ( not enslaved Africans) would comprise the main source of labor in the tobacco fields during the entire century. Indentured servants served usually for four to five years in return for the cost of their passage, board, lodging, and various freedom dues.

Conditions Of Indentured Servants

Treatment of servant depended on their master and their location. Typically, the servants were boys and girls from poor families. They usually lived in their masters house , and agreed to annual contract for wages, food, and better treatment. Some negative factors for indentured servants were that the masters could prohibited from marryung and could sell them at anytime without their consent.

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