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    Virginia: Founding of Jamestown Virginia: Founding of Jamestown Presentation Transcript

    • “Tobacco’s older than the gummint itself!”
    • Jamestown, Va. (1607)
    • Jamestown, Va. (1607)
    • England’s Slow Start
    • Why?
    • Why?
    • Why?THE SPANISH ARMADA (1588: RIP)
    • problem of finance
    • joint-stock company !"#$"#%&"'%"(%)*(+*#*,%&"'%
    • Plans for Virginia
    • “The chief Design of all Parties concern’d was to fetch away the Treasure from thence, aiming more at sudden Gain than to form any regular Colony.” – Robert Beverly, 1705
    • trading posts
    • trading posts
    • Indians, Settlers, Women?
    • mining
    • mining
    • citrus fruits
    • citrus fruits
    • citrus fruits
    • “The Stinking Weed”
    • 80%
    • 80%
    • “The Starving Time”
    • “thatt notheinge was Spared to mainteyne Lyfe and to doe those things which seame incredible, as to digge upp deade corpes outt of graves and to eate them. And some have Licked upp the Bloode which hathe fallen from their weake fellowes.”
    • “that nothing was Spared to maintain Life and to do those things which seem incredible, as to dig up dead corpses out of graves and to eat them. And some have Licked up the Blood which had fallen from their weak fellows.”
    • “that nothing was Spared to maintain Life and to do those things which seem incredible, as to dig up dead corpses out of graves and to eat them. And some have Licked up the Blood which had fallen from their weak fellows.”
    • “that nothing was Spared to maintain Life and to do those things which seem incredible, as to dig up dead corpses out of graves and to eat them. And some have Licked up the Blood which had fallen from their weak fellows.”
    • Sir Thomas Dale (1610s)
    • martial law
    • Sir Edwin Sandys (1618-19)
    • “headright” system
    • indentured servants
    • families
    • "one hundredth and fiftie [pounds] of the best leafe Tobacco".
    • colonial assembly (1619)
    • colonial assembly (1619)
    • Indian Relations
    • Massacre of 1622
    • dissolved
    • royal colony
    • Slavery
    • 1619
    • 1670
    • 1619
    • treatment?
    • Interpretation #1
    • indentured servants
    • Interpretation #2
    • Interpretation #2
    • 1625 Muster
    • Name Muster Status Location Corporation Age Ship Date of Arrival Muster Date Notes
    • Name Muster Status Location Corporation Age Ship Date of Arrival Muster Date Notes servant servant servant servant
    • 1670 law?
    • Conclusions