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Indentured servitude — a thing of the past? Maybe not.

When immigrants first came to America many of them did so through what we have labeled as indentured servitude. And although many may think that this has ended, that isn’t necessarily the case.

It was estimated that between one-half and two-thirds of white immigrants were indentured servants. The time in which it usually took to pay back the debt was between four and seven years.

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