indentured servant

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inden′tured serv′ant


n.
a person who is bound to work for another for a specified period of time, esp. such a person who came to America during the colonial period.
[1665–75]
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5 million; older diaspora who went as indentured labour numbering around 1.
The personal stories provide additional value that deepen our understanding of indentured labour.
Such systems of forced or indentured labour migration have generally drawn on populations whose living and earning conditions ensure that there is a critical mass of persons willing to migrate.
Convicts and political prisoners arrived after the middle of the nineteenth century along with workers who came under an unregulated system of indentured labour.
She begins in 1803 with an analysis of what she takes to be a vital British state document that set the scene for the replacement of plantation slavery by punitive regimes of indentured labour, producing long-range patterns of international migration with all the massive human disruption and suffering that predictably followed.
26) Other essays explore the range of freedom and unfreedom historically experienced by workers across the globe: from coerced military workers and seamen (Niklas Frykman and Peter Way) to the inescapable importance of slave and indentured labour to capitalist development.
Also a session for Indians living in countries where the descendants of Indian indentured labour live and another to address concerns of the associations of Indian diaspora," said Swaraj.
Many Indians arrived in Fiji as indentured labour in the 19th century.
The International Indentured Labour Route Project centered around Aapravasi Ghat and symbolising the story of some 500 000 Indentured Labourers, the vast majority from India who were recruited to work on the sugar cane plantations in Mauritius after the abolition of slavery, has been approved by UNESCO.