90 Miles From Tyranny : Are We Modern Day Serfs Or Modern Day Indentured Servants?

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Are We Modern Day Serfs Or Modern Day Indentured Servants?





serf
sərf/  noun

1. an agricultural laborer bound under the feudal system to work on his lord's estate.


Indentured servant
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Indentured servitude was a form of debt bondage, established in the early years of the American colonies and elsewhere. It was most used as a way for poor teenagers in Britain and the German states to get free passage to the American colonies. They would work for a fixed number of years, then be free to work on their own. The employer purchased the indenture from the sea captain who brought the youths over; he did so because he needed labor. Most worked as farmers or helpers for farm wives, while some were apprenticed to craftsmen. Both sides were legally obligated to meet the terms, which were enforced by local American courts.

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