Chesapeake Colonies 1650-1750

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The Chesapeake Colonies, 1650-1750
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Indenture Contract of William Buckland English servants composed at least three- quarters of the emigrants to the Chesapeake during the 17 th century: about 90,000 of the 120,000 total. The servants typically mortgaged four to seven years of their lives to a ship captain or merchant who carried them to the Chesapeake for sale to tobacco planters. Unpaid during their terms, the servants received basic food, clothing, and shelter—generally sufficient to keep them alive and working. At the conclusion of the term, the master was supposed to endow his servant with “freedom dues”: a new set of clothes, tools, and food. During the first half of the 17 th century, Virginia and Maryland also provided each “freedman” with fifty acres of land.
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Nathaniel Bacon Bacon led a a popular revolt in 1676 against high taxes, low prices for tobacco, and special privileges for those close to the governor of Virginia, William Berkeley. The ill-fated rebellion resulted in greater crown
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  • Fall '06
  • Lewis
  • Williamsburg, Virginia, Colonial Williamsburg, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, Virginian Luxuries, 18th century virginia

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