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Economic aspects of indentured servitude in colonial Pennsylvania

by Robert Owen Heavner

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Published by Arno Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Pennsylvania.
    • Subjects:
    • Indentured servants -- Pennsylvania.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementRobert Owen Heavner.
      SeriesDissertations in American economic history
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHD4875.U5 H32 1978
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 142 p. :
      Number of Pages142
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4546835M
      ISBN 100405110383
      LC Control Number77014753
      OCLC/WorldCa3609088

      Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. White servitude in the colony of Virginia: a study of the system of indentured labor in the American colonies / by: Ballagh, James Curtis. Published: () Economic aspects of indentured servitude in colonial Pennsylvania / by: Heavner, Robert Owen. Published: ().

      Also, the indentured servants, especially once freed, began to pose a threat to the property-owning elite. The colonial establishment had placed restrictions on available lands, creating unrest. One half to two thirds of all immigrants to Colonial America arrived as indentured servants. At times, as many as 75% of the population of some colonies were under terms of indenture. Even on the frontier, according to the U.S. Census, 6% of the Kentucky population was indentured.

      The paper addresses how indentured servitude in colonial America became established and how those who were employed through such means fared. Economic aspects of indentured servitude .   Surname Matching Issues and Indentured Servitude. One of the reasons surname matching issues can occur, but that we seldom think of, is the situation in colonial American where indentured servants, those who sold away from 5 to 9 years of their life in exchange for for passage to America, were forbidden to marry.


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Economic aspects of indentured servitude in colonial Pennsylvania by Robert Owen Heavner Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Heavner, Robert Owen. Economic aspects of indentured servitude in colonial Pennsylvania. New York: Arno Press,© Indentured servitude in Pennsylvania (s): The institution of indentured servitude has a significant place in the history of labor in the founding of the colony (/2) to the early post-revolution period (s), indentured servants contributed considerably to the development of agriculture and various industries in Pennsylvania.

Indentured servitude in British America was the prominent system of labor in British American colonies until it was eventually overcome by slavery.

During its time, the system was so prominent that more than half of all immigrants to British colonies south of New England were white servants, and that nearly half of total white immigration to the Thirteen Colonies came under indenture.

33 For quantitative outlines of the servants' destinations over time, see Smith, Colonists in Bondage, pp. –37, and Galenson, White Servitude in Colonial America, Ch. During the eighteenth century a modification of indentured servitude appeared, particularly among German immigrants to by: Indentured Servitude in the Colonial U.S.

Joshua Rosenbloom, University of Kansas. During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries a variety of labor market institutions developed to facilitate the movement of labor in response to the opportunities created by American factor proportions. "To serve well and faithfully": labor and indentured servants in Pennsylvania, Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, Discusses the use and decline of indentured servitude in Pennsylvania.

Includes two indexes of names mentioned in the book: one of servants' names, and one of masters' names and their occupations. This activity was modified from: Indentured Servitude: A Colonial Market for Labor developed by Ken Leonard, Gene McCreadie, and Kathy Ratte of the Foundation for Teaching Economics.

Objective: Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge about the dynamics of the institution of indentured servitude and its importance to Jamestown, Virginia and United States. 25 This article is based on my. study, Economic Aspects of Indentured Servitude in Colonial Philadelphia (New York, ).

Recommend this journal Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection. The colonial era is especially appealing in regard to economic history because it represents a study in contrasts.

The economy was exceptionally dynamic in terms of population growth and geographical expansion. No major famines, epidemics, or extended wars intervened to reverse, or even slow down appreciably, the tide of vigorous economic growth.5/5(2). American Colonial History, Benjamin Franklin, Christiana, Christopher Sauer, indentured servants, Iron Masters, Peter DeHaven, Quaker History, Slavery, The Pennsylvania Gazette As well as directly using slave labour, the American colonies, including Pennsylvania, were economically dependent on trade with the slave economies of the West Indies.

Indentured servants first arrived in America in the decade following the settlement of Jamestown by the Virginia Company in The idea of indentured servitude was born of a need for cheap labor. While slaves existed in the English colonies throughout the s, indentured servitude was the method of choice employed by many planters before the s.

This system provided incentives for both the master and servant to increase the working population of the Chesapeake colonies. Indentured servants, like slaves, could be beaten and whipped Africans were not the only people forced to labour in the 13 colonies.

Thousands of Europeans came to America in the 17th and 18th centuries as indentured servants – in effect, as unpaid labourers under a fixed term contract.

INDENTURED "WHITE SLAVES" IN THE COLONIES (, by William Eddis)By the eighteenth century indentured servants outnumbered African slaves in the North American colonies. Unlike the situation endured by slaves, however, the state was an impermanent one for indentured servants.

Initially an attempt to alleviate severe labor shortages in New World settlements, the system of indenture. The Case of Colonial Immigrant Servitude Versus Craft Apprenticeship and Life-Cycle Servitude-in-Husbandry Economic Aspects of Indentured Servitude in Colonial Pennsylvania, Arno Press, New York () The Infortunate: The Voyage and Adventures of William Moraley, an Indentured Servant, Pennsylvania State Univ.

Press, University Park. needs to thoroughly examine the characteristics of 17th and 18th century indentured servitude. British colonial planters in the early 17th century needed a steady supply of labor to manage their crops, and indentured servants offered an ideal and accessible source. Many young men, in England especially, were accustomed to the system of.

In Slavery and Servitude in Colonial North America, Kenneth Morgan shows how the institutions of indentured servitude and black slavery interacted in the seventeenth and eighteenth covers all aspects of the two labor systems, including their impact on the economy, on racial attitudes, social structures and on regional variations within the colonies.

The use of indentured servants was the most common in the Middle Atlantic colonies, ranging from New Jersey down to Virginia. The practice declined during the American Revolution and subsequent laws passed in the United States made it more expensive to finance indentures, and.

ApproximatelyEuropean workers immigrated to the American colonies in the s as indentured servants, and indentured servitude continued throughout much of the s—albeit at a slower. Economic aspects of indentured servitude in colonial Pennsylvania / by: Heavner, Robert Owen.

Published: () White servitude in Pennsylvania: indentured and redemption labor in colony and commonwealth / by: Herrick, Cheesman Abiah. ever, books by David Galenson (White Servitude in Colonial America []), Robert Heavner (Economic Aspects of Indentured Servitude in Colonial Pennsylvania, []), this by Sharon Salinger, and an extensive series of articles by Farley Grubb have added significantly to the literature on indentures.

Galenson, Grubb, and Heavner focused.An indentured servant or indentured laborer is an employee (indenturee) within a system of unfree labor who is bound by a signed or forced contract to work without pay for the owner of the indenture for a period of contract often lets the employer sell the labor of an indenturee to a third party.

Indenturees usually enter into an indenture for a specific payment or other benefit (such. Professor Herrick's comprehensive treatise on the causes and conditions of white servitude in Pennsylvania in the 18th century covers the demand for redemptions, the home supply of indentured servants, the sources of the supplies of British and German servants, and the conditions of transportation from recruitment abroad, through the transatlantic voyage, to the role of the immigrant .