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Virginia 1619: Slavery and Freedom in the Making of English America

Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall, and James Horn


Virginia 1619 provides an opportunity to reflect on the origins of English colonialism around the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic world. As the essays here demonstrate, Anglo-Americans have been simultaneously experimenting with representative government and struggling with the corrosive legacy of racial thinking for more than four centuries. Virginia, contrary to popular stereotypes, was not the product of thoughtless, greedy, or impatient English colonists. Instead, the emergence of stable English Atlantic colonies reflected the deliberate efforts of an array of actors to establish new socie ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Representative government, English, Powhatan, African, Imperialism, Commerce, Chesapeake, Virginia, Freedom

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469651798
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Musselwhite, editor
Dartmouth College

Peter C. Mancall, editor
University of Southern California

James Horn, editor
Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation

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