Colonial Societies, Years 1500-1700

How did chattel slavery differ from indentured servitude? How did the former system come to replace the latter? What were the results of this shift?

  • Discussion of chattel slavery vs. indenture servitude.
  • Discussion of how indenture servitude was replaced by chattel slavery.
  • Explanation the results of this shift.
  • Connection to present: How did the change from indentured servitude to chattel slavery still affect the United States today?

Key passages:

  • Early Struggles and the Development of the Tobacco Economy pages 74 – 76