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Unformatted text preview: Indentured Labor 1-24-08 I. This is how Colonial America became populated by Northern Europeans II. Colonial Work: a. Farmers b. Blacksmiths c. Fishermen d. Carpenters/Cabinet makers e. Cordwainers (rope makers) f. Sail makers/Sailors g. Furriers h. Tailors/Seamstresses i. Cobbler (shoe maker) j. Teamsters (drove the animals) k. Cartographers l. Butchers m. Bakers n. Brewers o. Clergy p. Teachers q. Doctors r. Soldiers s. Candle makers t. Lawyers u. Coopers (barrel makers) III. Demand- high demand for skilled workers, but not enough people a. Indentured labor- sign a contract to work for 5-7 years in turn laborers were clothed, fed, sheltered, and sent to the New World for free i. At the end of the contract, one would receive an incentive for working (livestock, land, tools, etc.) b. People who already had skills (ex: son of a farmer) could get contracts for shorter amounts of time c. 1707-1728: ½ of adult population were indentured servants d. 1786-1804: 2/3 of adult population were indentured servants...
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This note was uploaded on 04/29/2008 for the course HY 120 taught by Professor Davis during the Spring '08 term at University of Alabama at Birmingham.
- Spring '08