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August 1, 1619, The History of Black America began with landing of twenty Blacks at Jamestown, Virginia. John Rolfe said the ship arrived "about the latter end of August" and that it "brought not anything but 20 and odd Negroes." Surviving evidence suggests that the twenty Blacks were accorded the status of indentured servants

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Always exploited, often brutalized, indentured servants were slaves without shackles. Liz Wiley, here, finds a moment of rest.

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John Lyme was one of thousands of white children spirited out of their native countries, unknown to their families and friends, transported to America, and sold into slavery. The history books like to call them “indentured servants.” But this is not true. They had no indentures. The children were kidnapped.

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White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

White Cargo: The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America by Don Jordan http://www.amazon.com/dp/0814742963/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_UNA.ub16E2C0T

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Finding Records For Indentured Servants: Many of our ancestors came to America from England and other parts of Europe as indentured servants. Many servants, often times treated little better than slaves, did not survive their period of bondage. The names of your servant ancestors and their dates of bondage are only part of their story. To get a real sense of what indentured servitude was like during this period in history, this article brings many facts to life.

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This edition of Mr. Zoller's social studies podcasts is about Indentured Servants in colonial America.

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Who started slavery in America? Anthony Johnson (c1600 — 1670) was a black Angolan held as an indentured servant by a merchant in the Colony of Virginia in 1620, but later freed to become a successful tobacco farmer and property owner. Notably, he was the first legally recognized slave owner in the English colonies to hold a servant for life where crime was not involved. / http://www.blackpast.org/?q=aah/johnson-anthony-1670

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Anthony Johnson (b. c. 1600 – d. 1670) became one of the first African American property owners and slaveholders. Held as an indentured servant in 1621, he earned his freedom after several years, which was accompanied by a grant of land. He later became a successful tobacco farmer. Notably, he is recognized for attaining great wealth after having been an indentured servant and has been referred to as “'the black patriarch' of the first community of Negro property owners in America"

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East Indians in British Guiana (Guyana). Arriving a indentured servants (basically slaves) from the sub-continent, where they were likely of lover caste system of India. Enduring harsh treatment in labour without compensation, they would mix with the African slaves, creating a new group often referred to as "coolies". Like the mulattoes, they were caught in the identity trap, again having to endure another kind of mental slavery. The complexities of slavery is deep.

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August 1, 1619, The History of Black America began with landing of twenty Blacks at Jamestown, Virginia. John Rolfe said the ship arrived "about the latter end of August" and that it "brought not anything but 20 and odd Negroes." Surviving evidence suggests that the twenty Blacks were accorded the status of indentured servants

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