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Plantation owners did not use white servants and only had African American slaves. Native Americans were not used because they would simply leave. If an African American was found off the plantation without a pass he was taken into custody and all people who were black were slaves so they stood out in the population. It was easy to tell who was or was not a slave.

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Q: Why did plantation owners prefer white servants and African slaves to American Indian workers?
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Initally what type of jobs did African Americans do in the civil war?

At the start of the war: * plantation workers * house servants

Did Plantation workers include indentured servants and slaves?

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

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There were two reasons why they turned to slavery. The first one is indentured servitude was a contract for 7 years and often people didn't finish out their contract once they arrived. This meant that they could fade into the population of colonists and no one would know they were indentured servants. While slaves were African American and anyone who was black was a slave no matter where they were. This is the second reason why slaves became popular because no matter where they were they could be picked out as a slave. To leave a plantation they had to have a pass, and slaves were property while indentured servants were workers.

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