Reply To: Indentured Servitude


Many were willing to become indentured servants because it offered the possibility of land and by default freedom once they were released from their indentures. Obviously, if they were willing to become an indentured servant that life was preferable to the conditions they had in England. Life was not easy, and many found it difficult to satisfy their indentures, and of course once the need for labor exceeded the ability for landowners to entice indentured servants, many turned to African slavery to fill the void. Still, the American frontier was filled with those who had earned their freedom through indentured servitude.