At first, these indentured servants had almost the same status as white indentured servants, and early colonists were commonly too poor to purchase Africans anyway. Description from apushclass.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
America's True History of Religious Tolerance (By Kenneth C. Davis). The idea that the United States has always been a bastion of religious freedom is reassuring—and utterly at odds with the historical record.
In the a generation had passed since the founding of the first Puritan colonies. To be a full member of Puritan congregation, an individual needed to have felt a profound religious experience known as the conversion.
African slaves were very expensive (50 Sterling). Irish slaves were cheap (no more than 5 Sterling) and most often were either kidnapped from Ireland, or forcibly removed. They could be worked to death, whipped or branded without it being a crime. Many times they were beat to death and while the death of an Irish slave was a monetary setback, it was far cheaper than the death of an expensive African. African slaves were treated much better in Colonial America.
Jamestown Settlers Were Cannibals and More Reasons the Colony Was Hell
Although indentured servants become free and obtained their own land, they were given land that no one wanted. This discrimination led to Bacon's rebellion. Bacon's rebellion in 1676 was the first rebellion in Colonial America. The rebellion was a protest against Sir William Berkeley, governors of Virginia.