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					Chance for a new life
Opportunity to own land
Escape poverty
Freedom
Improved living conditions
From the landowners perspective,
what are the drawbacks to
indentured servitude?
     Your servant may run away
     He/she may not work as hard as you want
     He/she may die once they get to the
      colonies
     You have to provide for them
     You must reward them at the end of the
      indenture.
Let’s look at some actual case
studies of indentured servants.
Case        Costs                             Benefits
Study
Patrick      Leave his family behind and      Own land and make more
McHugh       lose 4 years of his life         money

William      Chance to regain the
                                              Opportunity to learn a skilled
             property he feels he
Heaton                                        trade and make money
             deserves
Mary         Safety of Norwich and the        Chance to learn how to sew,
Morgan       possibility of maybe finding a   spin, knit and possibly find a
             husband                          husband
Tom          The chance to complete his       He saves himself from being
Holyfield    apprenticeship as a cooper       hanged

Christian    The money he could have          The chance to become
Mueller      made as a teacher and the        wealthy and provide for his
             time away from his family        family
       Think about it…Why does indentured
      servitude end as a labor system in the
                     colonies?
                                       Why the switch to
    Indentured Labor                        slavery?
   Your worker goes free           Your worker never needs
    after a period of time and       to be replaced endless
    needs to be replaced             supply of free labor
   You have to provide them        African is easily identified
                                     and followed
    while they labor for you
                                    Only need to provide the
   You have to give them            basic necessities of
    land and provisions when         survival
    their time is up                Gain money in the long
   YOU LOSE MONEY                   run

				
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