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WMGS September Meeting: “Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners: White Servitude in America”

Wednesday, September 7 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

We’re excited to kick off our new membership year in September with a presentation by Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, FOGS, one of our favorite speakers.
Peggy will be presenting “Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners: White Servitude in America.”
An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America as indentured servants. People came to the colonies by various means; some desired to come, and some came against their will. This lecture will examine indentureship in early America and will follow a case study of the story behind Peggy’s own ancestors’ arrival.
Peggy has noted, “This is by no means a comparison of indentureship and slavery. Though they may have worked alongside each other, and even ran away and married each other, their lives were vastly different. One had hope of a piece of land, and perhaps money and implement. The other had no hope at all; their service was perpetual.”


Wednesday, September 7
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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