indentured servants

Who: English poor whites, cared for for 7 years on the condition that they worked for the mother country

What: system of cheap labor - use of class to produce order - less need for government - Indian died of disease and African slaves at this time were too expensive

When: 17th c.

Where: mostly in Virginia (Jamestown)

Why were indentured servants significant? example: Nathanial Bacon - Rebellion - threaten the power of the elites - introduction of African slave trade in the colonies