Investigating Indentured Servitude

Visualizing Experiences of Colonial America

American Philosophical Society | Apr 1, 2021

Investigating Indentured Servitude: Visualizing Experiences of Colonial America draws from the Record of Indentures to examine migration, labor, and exploitation in North America. Based on three years’ worth of detailed data (1772-1775), this site examines different types of indentured servitude, analyzes gendered and familial indenture, highlights contemporary notices of runaway indentured servants or those for hire, and more. Essays provide additional context.  

Tags: Canada Sub-Saharan Africa United States Exhibit Maps Primary Sources Readings Exploration & Expansion Human Rights & Violations Labor Women, Gender, & Sexuality 1600-1800


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