Variety of Labor

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Fidati 2 Hannah Fidati Dr. Kelly Erby History 2110 REVISED COPY 31 January 2011 Question: Describe the varieties of kinds of labor in the New World. Do you notice any similarities between them? A: In the 18 th century there were multiple kinds of labor such as a free person laborer, an indentured slave and a black slave. The first example would be the free person laborer who would serve by the year. The free person would work under their master for wages. However, the free person was not allowed to leave the job until the year of their term expired. As a free person with abilities you could be paid as much as, “…between sixteen and twenty pounds in Pennsylvania currency” (Kalm 39). The free servant was also allowed to leave their term of service if they, “…did not agree with their masters,” but they would risk losing their wages (Kalm 39). This gave the free servant a right unlike any other laborers, the right to leave if they thought permissible. The free person could also buy their own clothes with their wages and were
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2011 for the course HIST 2110 taught by Professor Koontz during the Spring '08 term at Georgia State.

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