In 1750, Gottlieb Mittelberger described indentured servantsâ€™ experience crossing the Atlantic as a â€œterrible miseryâ€ where they not only want for provisions, but must survive the â€œstench fumes, horrer, vomitingâ€ and constant fear of death. He goes further to outline the misfortunes those that survive the journey must endure as the â€œsale of human beingsâ€ commenced.
Based on the readings for the article as upload file, compare Mittelbergerâ€™s descriptions of indentured servitude with Equiano’s description of slavery in the eighteenth century (1700s). Were all forms of unfree labor equal? Think about the living conditions, racial hierarchies, and labor outlined in Give Me Liberty. In your response, incorporate textbook readings and the two primary sources to support your argument.
Remember to introduce (who, what, where, when, why) the author and audience of that source. Pay attention to when the source was written to ensure you are analyzing a primary source from the eighteenth century (1700s). Bring in historical context from Give Me Liberty readings to support your primary source analysis.
Make sure to underline your thesis statement. After completing the reading, this should take an hour to write up.
- Reflections should be between 450-600 words
- typed, and double spaced
- Donâ€™t use outside sources
- A â€œCâ€ response provides only a summary of the reading with little evidence. A â€œBâ€ response provides an argument with little evidence. An â€œAâ€ response provides an argument and incorporates sufficient evidence to prove that assertion.
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