Indentured Servitude and SlaveryUsing Evidence ObjectiveHow 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 observationsabout the similarities and diffeerencesbetween indentured servants and slaves based on the information in the chart.Description Work Terms of Work IndenturedServants: 1607 -early 1700’s Someone who chose to immigrate from Europe under a contract tying themto their masterEuropean / CaucasiansMen and women from the poorest class or criminals in Europe looking for a fresh startHard labor, settlling thelands / creating farms, establishing villages or townsField work on large aristocrat farmsSkilled and unskilled labor ranging from brick laying, to building, to sewing and cookingContract of 3 - 7 years, usually 1 masterIn exchange for service, passage to America, room, lodging, foodFreedom dues were given upon end of indentured service including: land, clothes, one year’s worth of corn, etcSlaves: 1619 -1776* Natives captured in AmericaBlacks forced to immigrate against their will from AfricaOfteen kidnaped or sold into slavery in Africa, then brought to AmericaHard laborFarm hands, many times working on large plantationsSome worked in houses - sewing, cooking, cleaning, etc.Littlle pay for mostly lifelong service, could at times earn or buy freedomChildren of slaves were also slavesGiven lodging and foodCould be bought and sold*Note: Afteer 1776, slave codes were passed in states throughout the colonies enacting harsher rules on black slaves.SimilaritiesDiffeerences188.8.131.52.2.3.
Primary Source Document AnalysisDirections:Read documents 1a and 1b or2a 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 Contract12345678910111213141516Thiis 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 powerof 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