Difference Between Slavery And Indentured Servants

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In 1619 the Europeans that lived in Virginia were dying because of hunger, diseases and attacks by the Native Americans. But later in 1619 “The White Lion”, a Dutch slave ship, arrived with twenty Africans who were kidnapped and forced to be slaves. The European colonist traded foods and other services with the Dutch in exchange for the twenty slaves. The slaves would then work along side the indentured servants. An indentured servant was a person who worked for an employer usually for about seven years in exchange for land and their freedom. But after those seven years were up they were considered free again. European settlers in North America turned to African slaves as a cheaper labor source than indentured servants. Unlike the indentured

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