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Virginia: Founding of Jamestown

  1. 1. “Tobacco’s older than the gummint itself!”
  2. 2. Jamestown, Va. (1607)
  3. 3. Jamestown, Va. (1607)
  4. 4. England’s Slow Start
  5. 5. Why?
  6. 6. Why?
  7. 7. Why?THE SPANISH ARMADA (1588: RIP)
  8. 8. problem of finance
  9. 9. joint-stock company !"#$"#%&"'%"(%)*(+*#*,%&"'%
  10. 10. Plans for Virginia
  11. 11. “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
  12. 12. trading posts
  13. 13. trading posts
  14. 14. Indians, Settlers, Women?
  15. 15. mining
  16. 16. mining
  17. 17. citrus fruits
  18. 18. citrus fruits
  19. 19. citrus fruits
  20. 20. “The Stinking Weed”
  21. 21. 80%
  22. 22. 80%
  23. 23. “The Starving Time”
  24. 24. “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.”
  25. 25. “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.”
  26. 26. “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.”
  27. 27. “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.”
  28. 28. Sir Thomas Dale (1610s)
  29. 29. martial law
  30. 30. Sir Edwin Sandys (1618-19)
  31. 31. “headright” system
  32. 32. indentured servants
  33. 33. families
  34. 34. "one hundredth and fiftie [pounds] of the best leafe Tobacco".
  35. 35. colonial assembly (1619)
  36. 36. colonial assembly (1619)
  37. 37. Indian Relations
  38. 38. Massacre of 1622
  39. 39. dissolved
  40. 40. royal colony
  41. 41. Slavery
  42. 42. 1619
  43. 43. 1670
  44. 44. 1619
  45. 45. treatment?
  46. 46. Interpretation #1
  47. 47. indentured servants
  48. 48. Interpretation #2
  49. 49. Interpretation #2
  50. 50. 1625 Muster
  51. 51. Name Muster Status Location Corporation Age Ship Date of Arrival Muster Date Notes
  52. 52. Name Muster Status Location Corporation Age Ship Date of Arrival Muster Date Notes servant servant servant servant
  53. 53. 1670 law?
  54. 54. Conclusions

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