White Servitude in Colonial South Carolina

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NOTES FOR THE INTRODUCTION
1
James Curtis Ballagh, "White Servitude in the Colony of Virginia," Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, XIII ( 1895).
2
John Spencer Bassett, "Slavery and Servitude in the Colony of North Carolina,"ibid., XIV ( 1896).
3
Karl F. Geiser, "Redemptioners and Indentured Servants in the Colony and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania," Supplement to Yale Review ( 1901).
4
Eugene Irving McCormac, "White Servitude in Maryland, 1634-1820," Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science, XXII ( 1904).
5
Ballagh, op. cit., p. 352.
6
Bassett, op. cit., p. 183.
7
The American Historical Review, X ( 1904-05), 212.
8
A. Maurice Low, The American People, A Study in National Psychology ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911), I, 323-324.
9
Theo. D. Jervey, "The White Indented Servants of South Carolina," The South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, XII ( 1911), 167.
10
Elizabeth Donnan, "The Slave Trade into South Carolina Before the Revolution," The American Historical Review, XXXIII ( 1927-28), 804-805.
11
Arthur Henry Hirsch, The Huguenots of Colonial South Carolina ( Durham: Duke University Press, 1928), p. 179.
12
Robert L. Meriwether, The Expansion of South Carolina, 1729-1765 ( Kingsport: Southern Publishers, Inc., 1940), p. 17.
13
Abbot Emerson Smith, Colonists in Bondage ( Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1947), p. 33.

CHAPTER I
1
John Esten Cooke, Virginia, A History of the People ( Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1887), p. 367.
2
See statement of Governor Sir Jonathan Atkins of Barbados that "three blacks work better and cheaper than one white man." CSP, Colonial, IX, 1022.
3
Governor Atkins reported 2,193 white servants and 37,315 Negroes in 1680.

Ibid., X, 1336.

Whites had been field hands. One man had inspected many plantations "and seen 30 or 40 English, Scotch and Irish at work in the parching sun, without shirt, shoe or stocking." Ibid., V, 1657.

Lord Culpeper reported from Virginia in 1681 that there were 15,000 servants and 3,000 blacks in a population of 70 to 80,000. Ibid., XI, 320.

4
Ibid., V, 528.
5
Ibid., I, 421.
6
Ibid., I, 427.
7
Ibid.
8
Ibid., V, 175.
9
Ibid., I, 367; V, 1565 and 1727; VII, 1116; XIII, 2449; XVI, 272. See also the acts to encourage: Ibid., X, 609; XI, 583 and 1919; XV, 192.

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