The history of black slavery in the west pretty well known by me (where the slaves came from, the abolition timeline of various states and nations, attempts to get around abolition via peonage, etc), but what is the history of white slavery in all its forms (actual slavery, feudalism, indentured servitude, forced apprenticeship, etc) in western christian nations over the last few hundred years?
Example, I just found out today that many white people brought to the US in the 17th and 18th century were indentured servants. I didn’t know that, I assumed they all came voluntarily. The terms of indentured servitude are not too well known by me. I’ve heard people were released after a certain time (maybe 7 years of work, maybe at age 21 or 28) but I don’t know if that is what happened in the real world.
How did the forms of slavery vary, and when were they abolished? Feudalism was abolished in Russia in 1861, I was under the impression feudalism was similar to slavery. I have no idea what the abolition timelines were in places like England, Canada, Germany, etc.