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Many English settlers arrived in the colonies as indentured servants. Because poor men and women could not afford the cost of travel to North America, they bound themselves for four to seven years’ labor in return for passage across the Atlantic. Masters legally owned the labor of indentured servants. Servants who ran away and were caught had…

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Item Type: Government Document
Date: 1718

Many English settlers arrived in the colonies as indentured servants. Because poor men and women could not afford the cost of travel to North America, they bound themselves for four to seven years’ labor in return for passage across the Atlantic. Masters legally owned the labor of indentured servants. Servants who ran away and were caught had…

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Item Type: Government Document
Date: 1718

Use this worksheet as a scaffold to help students analyze a colonial-era "An Apprentice's Indenture Contract."

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2010

This worksheet helps students to analyze a photograph taken by Dorothea Lange in 1937 for the federal government's Farm Security Administration.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

This worksheet helps students analyze a poster created by the U.S. government during World War II that encourages women to take factory jobs.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

This is a shortened, edited version of Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars (excerpt) used in The Pay Envelope: A Role Play activity. It helps students to determine the main ideas of the text by matching summary statements to the paragraphs in which they appear.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2012

This worksheet helps students analyze statistics about the labor force participation of white and African-American women in the decades before, during, and after WWII.

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2013

Child cotton-pickers on a farm in Bells, Texas, documented by Lewis W. Hine, a photographer for the National Child Labor Committee. Children had long been used as cotton-pickers and other agricultural workers in the South, where the tradition of sharecropping as well as sheer economic necessity made the practice widespread. In the caption to this…

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Item Type: Photograph
Date: 1913

In this activity students read a list of laws regulating Africans and African Americans and a servant's indenture contract from colonial New York. Then students find evidence in the primary sources to support a series of statements about the differences between slaves and servants in the period. This activity includes scaffolds and vocabulary…

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Item Type: Teaching Activity
Date: 2010

This worksheet helps students compare slaves and indentured servants in colonial society, in particular in New York. It is used as part of the activity "Comparison of Slaves and Servants in Colonial New York."

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Item Type: Worksheet
Date: 2010