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How did indentured servants affect immigration?

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June 22, 2009 7:21PM

Indentured servitude only lasted in the Colonial US until the early 1700s. If and indentured servant survived (most indentured servants were worked to death by their "owner") his term then his former "owner" must give him some land to settle on. These lands were located in the Colonial US, and the indentured servants were usually given poor farming land located further from the US East Seaboard.