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Slaves could be counted on to be more loyal to their masters, and slaves are property and can be bought and sold. Indentured servants are contractually obligated to work for their employer for a fixed amount of time after which they can leave.

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slaves would provide more years of labor

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Q: Why would a landowner rather use slaves than indentured servants?
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Why would a landowner rather use slaves indentured servants?

Slaves could be counted on to be more loyal to their masters, and slaves are property and can be bought and sold. Indentured servants are contractually obligated to work for their employer for a fixed amount of time after which they can leave.


Why would a landowner rather use slaves than than indentured?

Slaves could be counted on to be more loyal to their masters, and slaves are property and can be bought and sold. Indentured servants are contractually obligated to work for their employer for a fixed amount of time after which they can leave.


Why would a landowner rather use slaves then indentured servents?

Slaves were property and they were owned by the plantation owners. All slaves were African Americans and could be identified as slaves. Indentured servants were white people that was working off a 7 year contract. If they wanted they could break the contract and fade into the population.


Did Jamestown use slaves or indentured servants?

They used indentured servants.


Did new England have indentured servants or slaves?

New England had indentured servants


Which of these is a reason plantation owners preferred to have slaves rather then indentured servants?

The children of slaves women were slaves who didn't need to be purchased


Did Plantation workers include indentured servants and slaves?

No. Indentured workers were very early in colonial history and slaves replaced them as workers.


Where there a alot of indentured servants or slaves in the colony of New York?

There never were slaves in NY, but there were indentured servants at first. Later, they faded out.


Why did the Jamestown settlers want indentured servants and slaves?

When the colonies required indentured servants or slaves it was to do the work. The first slave arrived in Jamestown in 1609 and after tobacco got a start in the colony workers were needed. Indentured servants didn't work out as well, so more slaves were brought in than indentured servants.


How are slaves different to indentured servants?

Slaves are owned by other people. Indentured servants signed a 7 year contract and were free people.


How many indentured servants did colonial New York have?

New York had indentured servants and slaves.


Indentured servants left plantations at the end of their contracts as time went on planters replaced indentured servants with?

Slaves