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For this project, you are going to write a documents based essay.  The subject you are going to address is whether an indentured servant was a slave.  There is no right answer.   However, you must take a position and then defend it using primary source documents.
 

You are only allowed to use both primary and secondary source documents.   However, you must use at least 4 primary source documents.  
 

Essential Question - Is an indentured servant a slave?
 

Educational Objectives:

 1.  The student will display an indepth understanding of the nuances of being an indentured servant.

 2.  The student utilizes the documents in a way which promotes the understanding of the nuances of being an indentured servant.

 

Sources:

 

1.  There  are five sources found in your reader.  (Pages 65 - 74)

 

2.   The Virtual Jamestown site has various primary sources, including the results of lawsuit which indentured servants brought trying to seek their freedom.

http://www.virtualjamestown.org/courtrecords.html

 

3.  This is article which deals with punishments which indentured servants received.

http://www.cliometrics.org/publications/indentured.htm

 

4.  Read about the experiences of Richard Frethorne.
 

historymatters.gmu.edu/d/6475

 

 5.   These are links to two indentured servant contracts

www.virtualjamestown.org/wbind1.html

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/etcbin/jamestown-browse?id=J1046

 

6.  These are newspapers ads seeking runaway slaves & indentured servants. You will have to clink on the link to see the ad.

http://www.irelandoldnews.com/History/runaways3.htm