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Author: Jack Linthicum Date: Jul 10, 2011 15:47
On Jul 10, 8:35 am, Jim Wilkins gmail.com> wrote:
> On Jul 10, 8:18 am, William Black gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/07/11 12:28, Jim Wilkins wrote:
>> The term 'slave' is used in a deliberately inflammatory way in the
>> article you posted.
>> Being sent abroad as an indentured servant was a normal punishment ...
>> William Black
> In many cases there was no practical difference, the terms could be
> manipulated to keep the servant indebted and captive for life.
> 16 tons:
> "I owe my soul to the company store"
My ancestor did the indentured servant route in 1658. Lasted the year,
got property for his service, died a rich man with 1200 acres of