Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618-1718: 'There is Great Want of Servants'

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The key role played by indentured servants in the settlement and development of the English colonies in the West Indies and the North American mainland in the first century of English colonisation has been overshadowed by interest in the much larger later trade in African slaves. 'There is Great Want of Servants' provides the first full examination of the English trade in indentured servants, which delivered the majority of an estimated 457,000 white people who migrated to the American colonies before 1720. English ...

Indentured Migration and the Servant Trade from London to America, 1618-1718: 'There is Great Want of Servants' 2016, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198788904

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