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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And you need to question the value of a contract that presumes indentured servitude.
Apess's life intersects with multiple aspects of indigenous identity and existence in this period, including indentured servitude, slavery, service in the armed forces, syncretic engagements with Christian spirituality, and Native struggles for political and cultural autonomy.
We systematically discuss what we believe are the major sociolegal differences and the implications of these differences between indentured servitude and the chattel slavery that uniquely applied to Africans and their descendants.
Lola lived a harrowing life of indentured servitude.
Klaus makes clear that such an endorsement is contradicted by the notion that a "free market" is a controversial construct and by the facts of nineteenth-century capitalism such as slavery, indentured servitude, and appalling labor conditions that contributed to the "wealth of the West" (267).
The study details four other forms of African American captivity that existed in the United States during the same period as slavery: incarceration, enslavement to Native Americans, child indentured servitude, and maritime capture.
But Abe's visions of a privileged apprenticeship in the Sassaporta Brothers' empire are soon replaced with the grim reality of indentured servitude in Greensborough, North Carolina.
In this beautifully told memoir, fourteen-year-old Joan keeps a diary that chronicles her escape from indentured servitude on her family farm to working as a parlor maid for a wealthy Jewish family in Baltimore.
Qatar, like other Gulf states, applies what's known as the kafala system of indentured servitude, which limits the rights of movement for foreign workers.
They might complain about, what appears to them to be, indentured servitude, but the meager money you pay them can go right into an IRA.
Part III, 'Challenging Legal and Political Traditions', is best represented by Anna Suranyis chapter on early modern women and indentured servitude.
Your home may be repossessed, your cherished personal effects sold at auction for a fraction of their true value, and your children placed in indentured servitude.