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AMERICAN CIVILIZATION UNITED STATES HISTORY 170 Rhett S. James Marcio Carvalheiro History 170 Chapter 3 September 16, 2008   Society and Culture in Provincial America 1. Fair payment to people and nations for territory won in wars The system of temporary servitude developed out of practices in England. Young  men and women bound themselves to masters for fixed terms of servitude (usually  four to five years) in exchange for passage to America, Food, and shelter. Male  indentures were supposed to receh e clothing, tools, and occasionally land upon  completion of their service. In reality, however, many left service with nothing. i   2. Resisting melting pot of peoples   In the flourishing slave marts on the African coast, native e chieftains brought  captured members of rival tribes to the ports. The terrified victims were then packed into  the dark, filth holds of ships for the horrors of the middle passage —the long journey to  the Americas, during which the prisoners were usually kept chained in the bowels of the  slave ships and supplied with only minimal food and water. Many slaves’ traders tried to 
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