Abbot E. Smith Papers
Scope and Contents
Research notes, 1930-1939, compiled by historian Abbot E. Smith for his monograph, Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1766. His notes cover indentured servitude in the colonies -- convicts shipped to the colonies, legal status of indentured servants and their life in the colonies during the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Creation: 1930-1939
- Smith, Abbot E., b. 1906 (Person)
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Abbot E. Smith (1906- ), historian and author of Colonists in Bondage: White Servitude and Convict Labor in America, 1607-1766.
1.50 Linear Feet
Transfered from the Institute of Early American History and Culture.
- Guide to the Abbot E. Smith Papers
- Finding Aid Authors: Special Collections Staff.
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- The collection description/finding aid is written in English