DBQ Essay Indentured servitude employed in the 17th and 18th centuries to recruit labor from western Europe. For North America it was brought back in the 19th and early 20th centuries. There were consequences and causes for bringing indentured servitude back. The causes were due to the ending of slavery and were also due to global economy. The consequences were living conditions, demographics of cultural shift and gender relations. The causes of indentured servitude were due to the global economy. In document 5, there are images of many people working on a farm. They have to stay working on the farm because they signed themselves to work for a certain number of years to pay off a debt or to get the money they needed. Document 2 is a chart that shows the number of former slaves and Asian Indians in Mauritius from 1835-1831. The former slaves had more men and women in Mauritius from 1835-1837, but from 1846-1851 the Asian Indians had more men in Mauritius than former slaves. In document 7, there is service and terms of agreement letter. The service and terms of agreement letter states the hours, where, how long, and the pay for the person that is going to work. The end of slavery also had a cause on indentured servitude. In document 2, it is an editorial in the “Natal Mercury” and it states that the labor in South Africa will be great beyond the possibility of its being supplied by their own native. In document 3, it shows a map of indentured migrations from when slavery ended. The migrations took place from 1835-1919. Document 4 shows a chart of the intercontinental flows of indentured of contract labor from the 19th century and the early 20th century. There were also consequences to bringing back indentured servitude. One of the consequences is living-conditions. The immigrants were led by spontaneous desire of bettering their conditions. They aren’t slaves, but there are working so much because they need to pay off a debt or they need money (document
and twentieth century, the growth of the plantation industry and the need for additional labor caused a mass importation of foreigners as indentured servers. Although the conditions of service seem fair and reasonable according to the contract, the actual conditions may not have been as good.
Most of the additional labor, which caused importation of indentured servers, was primarily male. Over the 16-year period from 1835-1851, the number of Asian Indian immigrants to Mauritius as published by….
Company towns and indentured servitude are parts of American history that showcase the issues that can arise when human rights are violated and exploited for increased revenue. A simple explanation of the two practices would give away no intended malice— and sometimes, they did work the way they were intended— but more often the uglier side of human nature was revealed and the freedoms of the indentured servants and the employees of the company towns were threatened.
Indentured servitude was common practice….
Anybody who was found begging could be whipped, sent to a workhouse, sent out of the city, or be sent out of the country entirely. This created a need for the now homeless and jobless farmers to escape their terrible living conditions.
Indentured servitude began as a fairly successful way of gathering much needed help to come to the new world. One planter could not get wealthy, regardless of his work efforts, unless he had others to work his fields. This fact necessitated the need for an inexpensive….
I chose to reflect on Slavery and indentured servitude as my topic. Firstly, I would like to talk about what each of these words mean. Slavery is exhausting labor that was done by a person held captive and made to work for free. Indentured servitude is a deal that is made between people to keep another in exchange for something they want as form of payment over time. While indentured servitude can be a form of slavery depending on the circumstance such as someone selling their child to someone else….
status of indentured labourers in order to attract enough individuals to satisfy their need for cheap labour. Documents 2, 3, 4, and 6 consider the cause of indentured servitude and its contrast with slave labour, while documents 1, 5, 7, 8, and 9 reflect the consequences of indentured servitude and its similarities in working and living conditions to those of slave labourers.….
the only people who could afford come to America were wealthy people. With the idea of indentured servitude developed by joint-stock companies, anyone willing to work for a certain number of years could come to the New World. This system worked for numerous years, however, according to a graph of servants and slaves per probate inventory in York County, Virginia, from the years 1665 to 1695, the number of indentured servants decreased immensely while, from 1680 to 1895, the number of slaves increased….
Indentured servitude became increasingly popular during colonial times, especially in the Americas. Unprivileged peoples in places such as China, Japan and India sought after a better life in the Americas and Africa. However, since they did not have a sufficient amount of money for commodities like food, clothing and housing, a contractor in their destination would provide all of those things for them in exchange for their labor. During the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries….
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DBQ: Indentured Servitude
How did indentured servitude affect the world? Furthermore, how did the world affect
indentured servitude? Causes of indentured servitude include a need for cheap labor, economic
survival, and needs of the servants. Consequences include bad working/living conditions for the
servants, a huge number of immigrants arriving at countries with plantations/factories, and many
Asian Indians leaving their countries. Documents 2….
Nineteenth Century. After the abolition of slavery forms of labor that inquired the exploitation of workers remained alive. The most prominent was indentured servitude, which became one of the driving forces for global interdependence. The necessity for cheap laborers and desire to strengthen the economy stimulated the exploitation and transportation of indentured servants from Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and India, thus creating a self-sufficient and diverse environment in the world’s powerhouses….
Indentured servitude was a system of temporary service which originated in England. The length of service usually lasted four to five years. During that time, the subject was bound to their master. They received compensation in the form of transportation to America, food and shelter. At the completion of their service, they were also to receive additional benefits such as clothing tools, and land which rarely actually happened. (American History, p68)
Indentured servants in America….