DVD 1. 5-6 - Chapman 1 The Unfinished Nation Part 1...

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Chapman 1 The Unfinished Nation Part 1: Episodes 5 and 6 In the early years of the colonization of America a lot of people could not afford the voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. In cases such as this wealthy people paid for the fare in trade for servitude in the new world. It was a very profitable for the contract holder yet fair for the servant. Contracts were written up giving power over the indentured servant and once the servants arrived they were supposed to go and work for said person on the contract. There were a couple problems in my opinion; once the people had a contract out they could be bought and sold to the highest bidder by the contract holder. I have some major problems with this because it split up families and could have possibly ruined the lives of many people. Despite my moral beliefs about the contracted servitude I think that it was a great idea, people only had to work for 3-4 years depending on their age for a very expensive voyage. Once they finished their contracted
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Wormer during the Spring '08 term at Boise State.

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DVD 1. 5-6 - Chapman 1 The Unfinished Nation Part 1...

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