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Author Towner, Lawrence W. (Lawrence William), 1921-1992.

Title A good master well served : masters and servants in colonial Massachusetts, 1620-1750 / Lawrence William Towner.

Published New York ; London : Garland Pub, 1998.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  306.36309747 TOWE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xxxiii, 251 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm.
Series Studies in African American history and culture.
Studies in African American history and culture.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-246) and index.
Contents "Dissertations and Gatekeepers": Why it Took Forty-Five Years for a Ph.D. Thesis to Be Published -- 1. Factors Influencing Conditions of Labor and the Institution of Servitude -- 2. The Servant Elite: Apprentices and Indentured Servants -- 3. The Poor as a Source of Bound Labor -- 4. The Servant Lower Classes: Debtors, War Prisoners, Criminals, Indians and Negroes -- 5. The Servant at Work -- 6. The Servant's Leisure Time -- 7. The Servant Protests -- 8. The Runaway Servant -- 9. Conclusion.
Subject Indentured servants -- Massachusetts -- History.
Master and servant -- Massachusetts -- History.
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- History -- 17th century.
African Americans -- Massachusetts -- History -- 18th century.
Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
ISBN 0815327870 £56.00