Presentation on theme: "Breakout Session 2: Why Was England Such A Big Mother Country? Charters, Indentures, and Unrestricted Migration: Letting the Market Work Jenny Wahl Carleton."— Presentation transcript:
Breakout Session 2: Why Was England Such A Big Mother Country? Charters, Indentures, and Unrestricted Migration: Letting the Market Work Jenny Wahl Carleton College Economics Department
2 European Territorial Claims in North America c. 1700
3 Lessons of Early English Settlements Collective ownership works poorly Absentee control causes problems Success requires numbers
4 The English Way: Let the Market Work Colonial charters – gave colonists “rights and privileges of Englishmen” Indentures Unrestricted emigration -- let the radicals go!
7 Advertisement for Indentured Servants
8 Guess the Term of Service? nameorigin signed or markedyeardestinationoccupationage Emanuell RogersGloucestershire?1656Virginiaunknownminor John ThomasPembrokeshire?1659Barbadosyeomanteens William RobertsAldersgate?1684Marylandorphanminor Jane Harrisunknown?1685Marylandunknownminor George DixonKentM1719Marylanda poor lad12 Samuel ClarkBostonM1719Virginia/Marylanda poor lad15 Sarah BennetSurreyM1720Virginiaspinster15 Mary BasfordMiddlesexM1720Virginiaspinster18 John PashlerCambridgeS1722St Luciacook19 Philip SymmsMiddlesexS1722St Luciaengraver20 Ambrose AlexanderFodenbridge, HantsM1733Jamaica/Barbadoslaborer22 Patrick GrantEdinburghS1750Jamaicabookkeeper17 Henry BakerDevonM1754Marylandkitchen gardener19