The Pros And Cons Of Indentured Servants

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Indentured servants, were by all accounts, the main source of labor in the seventeenth century. The labor force was mainly needed for the newly discovery of the cash crop that was tobacco. It was a plant that need a lot of man power to be harvested and transported to port to be shipped back to England. “At first they turned to their overpopulated country for labor, but English indentured servants brought with them the same haphazard habits of work as their masters.” Indentured service being described as haphazard is an understatement; uprising. protests, and demand for better wages, all inhibited the masters from making the most profit. These were some of the many reasons why the masters looked for better ways to make the most amount of money,
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