Reconsidering Indentured Servitude: European Migration and the Early American Labor Force, 1600–1775

  title={Reconsidering Indentured Servitude: European Migration and the Early American Labor Force, 1600–1775},
  author={Christopher L. Tomlins},
  journal={Labor History},
  pages={43 - 5}
In the literature of early American history, transatlantic European migrationÐ and more speci® cally the recruitment and deployment of European laborÐ is overwhelmingly identi® ed with the phenomenon of indentured servitude. Indentured servitude was a an important early solution to the labor problem in many parts of English America,o and was a widely adopted,o becoming a a central institution in the economy and society of many parts of colonial British America.o In the Southern colonies it… 

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