Access to articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

A Consideration of European Indentured Servitude in Colonial North Carolina


Author(s):
Abstract:
In desperate need of people, English North American colonies transported men and women to help settle the continent through bound labor, or indentured servitude. Far more numerous than slaves before 1700, nearly half of the immigrants to America until the American Revolution were indentured servants. Indentured servitude did not occupy the same position in the Albemarle Region of North Carolina as it did in Virginia given the geographic isolation and the enslavement of Native American populations.
Record #:
22717