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North America[ edit ] Until the late 18th century, indentured servitude was very common in British North America. It was often a way for poor Europeans to immigrate to the American colonies: After their indenture expired, the immigrants were free to work for themselves or another employer.
It has been argued by at least one economist that indentured servitude occurred largely as "an institutional response to a capital market imperfection". Most indentured servants worked as farm laborers or domestic servants, although some were apprenticed to craftsmen.
The terms of an indenture were not always enforced by American courts, although runaways were usually sought out and returned to their employer. Between one-half and two-thirds of white immigrants to the American colonies between the s and American Revolution had come under indentures. Other colonies saw far fewer of them.
The total number of European immigrants to all 13 colonies before was about ,; of these 55, were involuntary prisoners. The age of adulthood for men was 24 years not 21 ; those over 24 generally came on contracts lasting about 3 years.
As historian Richard Hofstadter pointed out, "Although efforts were made to regulate or check their activities, and they diminished in importance in the eighteenth century, it remains true that a certain small part of the white colonial population of America was brought by force, and a much larger portion came in response to deceit and misrepresentation on the part of the spirits [recruiting agents].
Oliver Cromwell sent into enforced indentured service thousands of prisoners captured in the Battle of Preston and the Battle of Worcester. King James II acted similarly after the Monmouth Rebellion inand use of such measures continued also in the 18th Century.
Indentured servants could not marry without the permission of their master, were sometimes subject to physical punishment and did not receive legal favor from the courts.
To ensure that the indenture contract was satisfied completely with the allotted amount of time, the term of indenture was lengthened for female servants if they became pregnant.
Upon finishing their term they received "freedom dues" and were set free. Sharon Salinger argues that the economic crisis that followed the war made long-term labor contracts unattractive. But these were temporary rather than lasting".
An American law passed in abolished imprisonment of debtors, which made prosecuting runaway servants more difficult, increasing the risk of indenture contract purchases. The 13th Amendmentpassed in the wake of the American Civil Warmade indentured servitude illegal in the United States.
Contracts[ edit ] Through its introduction, the details regarding indentured labor varied across import and export regions and most overseas contracts were made before the voyage with the understanding that prospective migrants were competent enough to make overseas contracts on their own account and that they preferred to have a contract before the voyage.
Many contracts also provided free passage home after the dictated labor was completed.
However, there were generally no policies regulating employers once the labor hours were completed, which led to frequent ill-treatment. Women specifically, looking for what they believed would be a better life in the colonies, were sought after and recruited at a much higher rate than men due to the high population of men already in the colonies.
However women had to prove their status as a single and eligible to emigrate, as married women could not leave without their husbands. Many women seeking escape from abusive relationships were willing to take that chance. The Indian Immigration Act of  prevented women from exiting India as widowed or single in order to escape.
Many were forced into signing labor contracts that exposed them to the hard field labor on the plantation. A half million Europeans went as indentured servants to the Caribbean primarily the south Caribbean, Trinidad and TobagoFrench Guianaand Suriname before During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, children from England and France were kidnapped and sold into indentured labor in the Caribbean.
Indian indenture system[ edit ] The Indian indenture system was a system of indenturea form of debt bondageby which 3. It started from the end of slavery in and continued until This resulted in the development of large Indian diasporawhich spread from the Indian Ocean i.
Fijias well as the growth of Indo-Caribbean and Indo-African population. The British wanted Indians to work in Natal as workers. But the Indians refused, and as a result, the British introduced the indenture system.
Each man was required to appear before a magistrate and declare that he was going voluntarily. The first attempt at importing Indian labour into Mauritiusinended in failure, but bywith abolition throughout most of the British Empiretransportation of Indian labour to the island gained pace.
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