White Servitude in Pennsylvania. Indentured and Redemption Labor in Colony and Commonwealth.


First edition and amply illustrated. Blockson— “The subject matter of this book was presented in its original form as a thesis at the University of Pennsylvania in 1899.” Contents include: The Influence of Labor on Colonial Development, Indentured Labor in Pennsylvania Before 1700, Demand for Settlers Created a Demand for Indentured Servants, Demand for White Servants Due to Diversified Industry, Demand for White Servants Increased by Sentiment Against Negro Slavery, Home Supply of Servants, Transportation as a Source of Supply, Supply of Indentured Servants from Great Britain, Supply of German Servants, Sale and Distribution of Servants, Runaway Servants, Enlistment of Servants for Colonial Wars, Results of White Servitude in Pennsylvania. Bibliography; pp. 309-326. Includes index.


Description: White Servitude in Pennsylvania. Indentured and Redemption Labor in Colony and Commonwealth.

Philadelphia: John Joseph McVey, 1926. 330 pages; top-edge gilt. Publisher’s green cloth without dustwrapper, if issued. Front free endpaper with small abrasion area; p83 with small loss to margin; a bright and clean copy; very good.

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Blockson, Catalogue 4360.


Price: $85.00

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