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Unformatted text preview: in nearby homes for servitude. On the other hand, in Virginia, there were three times more men than women. Most women were not married and had very short life expectancies. They also had a very hard time creating a family. Men had a difficult time searching for wives and had high mortality rates. In Virginia, planters dominated and freemen formed the largest class in the society. Freemen traveled to the new world as indentured servants. No one cared if the servants received food or had clothes, unlike New England. Both New England and Virginia enslaved Native Americans. The decision to bring slaves to the colonies was primarily economic....
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