[–] Inaminit 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Everyone seems to have forgotten just how large a role Indentured Servitude played in the Colonial expansion.

[–] Ban_Circumcision [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Slavery, not indentured servitude

[–] Inaminit 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I didn't say the indenture was voluntary. What happened in Ireland was abhorrent, but able-bodied men were shanghaied all over the British Empire.... Not only that, but the poor houses and prisons under British rule regularly disgorged themselves of the dregs of society, for a profit if able.. Hell, the State of Georgia was a British Penal Colony, ffs. The reality sinks in when you realize that 'slavery' is still perfectly legal in the US today, if you read our Constitution.