Growing Apart

  1607   1676 
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Results of Bacon's Rebellion

What the established planter class learned from Bacon’s Rebellion was that white indentured servants were difficult. Not only were they owed land and tools at the end of their service—not only did they have rights as Englishmen—but they were hard to please as well. From this point on, what had begun as a stream of slave labor into the Southern English colonies became a torrent.  Blacks had no rights in America, could procreate, were owed nothing after a term of service and, in fact, had a term of service without end. Now this was something the planter class could work with.