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Colonists in Bondage

White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607–1776

Abbot Smith

Copyright 1947
University of North Carolina Press

This is the story of the colonists of the kitchens, the stables, the fields, the shops, and those who came to America as indentured servants, men and women who sold" themselves to masters for a period of time in order to pay passage from an old world to a new and freer one. Their leaven has gone into the fiber of American society."

Originally published in 1947.

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