[APG Public List] costs of emigration: German emigrants

Gladys Paulin gpaulin at sprintmail.com
Sat Feb 12 13:03:19 MST 2011


Some German emigrants came to the colonies as Indentured servants. Many came
as "redemptioners". "The redemption system, which lasted into the early part
of the nineteenth century, enabled emigrants to travel free of charge, with
the ship owner recouping his investment by selling the emigrants' labor,
usually for a four year term." Source: "German immigration" in John Powell's
_Encyclopedia of North American Immigration_ published New York: Facts on
File, 2005. The article has a long list of items for further reading.

Gladys
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Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 13:00:25 EST
From: Rolgeiger at aol.com
Subject: [APG Public List] costs of emigration
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Hello, 
 
Next week they will have a lecture here about emigration from Germany to  
the British Colonies in North America in 18th Century. I know that fellow
who 
 will talk and his main object or better main reason for emigration is 
pauperism.  He says people were poor and heard that America was the country 
where milk and  honeys flows from the hills and so they emigrated. Lots of
them. 
 
I don't agree with this idea. No matter whether they money or not, someone  
had to pay the bill for the passage. 
 
Any idea who paid the bill and how much the costs of the trip may have  
been?
 
Thanks. 
 
Mit freundlichen Gruessen
 
Roland Geiger  

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