Indentured Servant Article
At first I tried to read the article for response number two and I could only understand some words, it was hard to read, I’m so glad you included the first page that actually showed what the article said. I understood that the Indentured Servitude was an article that stated the work of young people who worked for a number of years for someone in order to be part of the New World. It took place around the 18th century in North America, in the British Colonies and elsewhere. I considered this as a way to show that it was a way of child labor and cruel. The German and Britain lower class youth used this article as a passage to get into the American Colonies. The lower class youth would work for a given fixed number of years and when they accomplished their final year of working they would become free to work anywhere else independently. This article was purchased from a sea captain who already had workers performing labor and sold it because he needed labor. Some of the jobs that the lower class youths did were apprentice for craftsmen, helpers for farm wives or even just farmers. Local American Courts legally obligated the youths to follow this commands and do work. Runaways were sought out and returned. In the 17th and 18th century about half of the white immigrants to the American colonies were indentured. During that time children were kidnapped from England and France and sold into the indentured labor. People bought children to use them as servants. I would have not signed this horrible contract, I WORK SOLO!