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Indentured Servitude and Slavery Using Evidence Objective How did indentured servitude compare to slavery? What was similar? What was diffeerent? Pre-Analysis : Review the chart below. In the space below the chart, make three observations about the similarities and diffeerences between indentured servants and slaves based on the information in the chart. Description Work Terms of Work Indentured Servants: 1607 - early 1700’s Someone who chose to immigrate from Europe under a contract tying them to their master European / Caucasians Men and women from the poorest class or criminals in Europe looking for a fresh start Hard labor, settlling the lands / creating farms, establishing villages or towns Field work on large aristocrat farms Skilled and unskilled labor ranging from brick laying, to building, to sewing and cooking Contract of 3 - 7 years, usually 1 master In exchange for service, passage to America, room, lodging, food Freedom dues were given upon end of indentured service including: land, clothes, one year’s worth of corn, etc Slaves: 1619 - 1776* Natives captured in America Blacks forced to immigrate against their will from Africa Ofteen kidnaped or sold into slavery in Africa, then brought to America Hard labor Farm hands, many times working on large plantations Some worked in houses - sewing, cooking, cleaning, etc. Littlle pay for mostly lifelong service, could at times earn or buy freedom Children of slaves were also slaves Given lodging and food Could be bought and sold *Note: Afteer 1776, slave codes were passed in states throughout the colonies enacting harsher rules on black slaves. Similarities Diffeerences 1. 2. 3. 1. 2. 3.
Primary Source Document Analysis Directions: Read documents 1a and 1b or 2a and 2b. When you are done reading each document, answer the analysis questions below. Be prepared to share your answers with a partner. Document 1a - Indentured Servitude Contract 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Thiis writing? between Richard Lowther of Broom in Southill in the County of Bedford (England), and Edward Hurd citizen and iron monger of London (England) witnessed by another party that said Richard Lowther has presently pledges a covenant to agree and bind himself to be a servant of him the said Edward Hurd and heirs who assign him to be sent and transported unto the country and land of Virginia, in the parts beyond the seas and to be employed by Hurd and heirs upon his plantation there, and for during the space of four years ...during which said term the said Richard Lowther shall and will truly employ and endeavor himself to the utmost power of his knowledge and skill to perform true and faithful service unto the said Edward Hurd and heirs concerning labor and business as he or they shall think good use and employ the said Richard Lowther in, all such things commanded by Edward Hurd or heirs in Virginia?. Edward Hurd and heirs do promise and grant to Richard Lowther transport to Virginia and finnd and provide him sufficcient meat and drink clothing and any other

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