Relationship Between The Expeditioners

108 Words1 Page
The relationship between the expeditioners seemed to be that of bosses and workers. But, every expedition member was a free man because indentured servants were not yet a thing and I don’t believe laborers are considered not free. This truth really rattled my early thoughts that the expeditioners were all equally poor working class men seeking new lives. When in reality, almost a third of the expeditioners were gentry class citizens and most of the others were either unskilled laborers or ex-military. They only had 12 or so craftsmen and essentially no farmers. I now can see why Jamestown had so many issues when it was first settled.
Open Document