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Breakout Session 2: Why Was England Such A Big Mother Country? Charters, Indentures, and Unrestricted Migration: Letting the Market Work Jenny Wahl Carleton.

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1 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 2 European Territorial Claims in North America c. 1700

3 3 Lessons of Early English Settlements Collective ownership works poorly Absentee control causes problems Success requires numbers

4 4 The English Way: Let the Market Work Colonial charters – gave colonists “rights and privileges of Englishmen” Indentures Unrestricted emigration -- let the radicals go!

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7 7 Advertisement for Indentured Servants

8 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


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