16 March 2013

THE HISTORY OF WHITE PEOPLE by NELL IRVIN PAINTER : BOOK EXCERPT

Page 263  ON SERVANTS (NOT SLAVES) WHO HAD TO PAY OFF THEIR SERVITUDE.



"It was true that if they survived the transatlantic voyage, sale, resale, and many years of servitude, freed people and their descendants tended to remain poor. But survivors occasionally rose into the ranks of the landowning. Of the 5,000 indentured servants transported to Virgina between 1670 and 1680, 241 managed to acquire their own land."

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