In the early 1600s, companies that were given charters by the British crown established colonies in North America. These colonies served to provide the mother country with raw materials. Previously, 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. (Doc 1) The graph serves to show the progression
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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….
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….
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….
Due to the end of slavery, the demand for cheap labor in the Americas partnered with multiple peoples willing to leave their home countries to create an influx of indentured servants. These unfortunates, though seeking a better life, often ended up facing awful conditions for the duration of their contract.
Document three shows the beginnings of indentured servitude, in a way. This document, a map, shows where all the indentured servants came from, with the two….
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….
There is a lot of evidence that supports the idea that people became richer at the expense of others. The main ones are indentured servitude and slavery. Farmers used indentured servants and slaves as free labor to help with their crops. They were often abused and mistreated because they saw them as nothing more than property and the slave couldn’t complain because the law also saw them as nothing more than property. People in Europe were promised a land of opportunity and great pay, but this was….
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….
During the 19th and 20th centuries indentured servitude was a very popular form of labor. Indentured labor was when someone borrows money or gets a favor such as a ride to the Americas; they will agree to work for the lender for X amount of time, for low pay and housing. A few causes for the system of indentured servitude were the massive need for labor in the sugar fields as stated in document 2. Also documents 3 and 4 show the high rate of immigrants that were indentured. The effects….