Hired Servants In Jamestown

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This is a picture of the hired servants working on a farm in Jamestown because the slaves were not yet introduced. The servants are harvesting tobacco on a farm in the southern colonies, where they depended on large-scale servants and cash crops, such as tobacco, for their economy. The servants will be working for the landlord for some years. They signed a contract that would work on a farm for a few years and then their freedom would be granted in America. These servants came in many sizes and colours. Many women and men chose to be hired servants because they wanted a trip to the new world to escape something or just to start over. Economic development in this period is the cultivation of tobacco that is portrayed in this picture. Tobacco
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