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The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

William E. Nelson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The four-volume series of which this book is the first volume shows how the legal systems of Britain's thirteen North American colonies, which were initially established in response to divergent ... More


Introduction

William E. Nelson

in The Common Law of Colonial America: Volume I: The Chesapeake and New England 1607-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195327281
eISBN:
9780199870677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327281.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The Introduction outlines the primary thesis of this book—that prior to 1660 the Chesapeake and New England came into being as strikingly different places and that the law in force in each both ... More


Sir Samuel Hood and the Battle of the Chesapeake

Colin Pengelly

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033136
eISBN:
9780813038780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033136.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Siege of Yorktown — the military engagement that ended the American Revolutionary War — would not have been possible without the French fleet's major strategic victory in the Battle of the ... More


Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158601
eISBN:
9780199788538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This study presents colonial American history as the story of three-way interactions among Indians, English colonists, and livestock. By situating domestic animals at the heart of the colonizing ... More


Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter introduces the themes of the book and shows that the households in question chose pork over beef at a time when most white households made the switch to beef. A comparison of the food ... More


Conclusions: Meals and Their Legacies

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0008
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter connects the food choices of the houses under excavation with the soul food movement of the 1960s.


Chickwallop and the Strange Beast: Indians and Animals in Early America

Virginia DeJohn Anderson

in Creatures of Empire: How Domestic Animals Transformed Early America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195158601
eISBN:
9780199788538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158601.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Indians’ ideas about animals — rooted in spiritual conceptions that recognized no sharp distinction between the natural and supernatural worlds — shaped native peoples’ responses to colonial ... More


Owning Slaves, Disowning Slavery

Lacy K. Ford, Jr.

in Deliver Us from Evil: The Slavery Question in the Old South

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195118094
eISBN:
9780199870936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118094.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the changing structure and demography of slavery in the early republican upper South. It explores how the decline of the Chesapeake tobacco economy gave masters an incentive to ... More


Tobacco Colonies: The Shaping of English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake

James Horn

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

English society in the Chesapeake originated with the establishment of a fortified settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607 and, a generation later, the foundation of Lord Baltimore's colony at St ... More


The Middle Colonies: New Opportunities for Settlement 1660–1700

Ned C. Landsman

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0016
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Among the principal regions of extensive English settlement in North America during the seventeenth century, that which became the Middle Colonies was the last to experience a concerted effort at ... More


The Powhatan Landscape: An Archaeological History of the Algonquian Chesapeake

Martin D. Gallivan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062860
eISBN:
9780813051819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062860.001.0001
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

The Powhatan Landscape traces the Native past in the Chesapeake from the Algonquian arrival circa A.D. 200 through the rise and fall of the Powhatan chiefdom. Martin D. Gallivan argues that the ... More


Exiles in the Promised Land

A. Roger Ekirch

in Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202110
eISBN:
9780191675157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202110.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chesapeake society saw many troubles after the arrival of large number of convicts into Virginia and Maryland. Soon these white convicts turned servants dominated the ranks of black-workers on the ... More


Trouble in the Chesapeake?

A. Roger Ekirch

in Bound for America: The Transportation of British Convicts to the Colonies, 1718-1775

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202110
eISBN:
9780191675157
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202110.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The American shores became a dumping ground for British criminals and these criminals posed a serious threat to the provincial society of America and they spread lawlessness across the county. These ... More


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

Paul Musselwhite, Peter C. Mancall, and James Horn (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651798
eISBN:
9781469651811
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

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 ... More


Food as Community: Maynard and Burgess Food Habits in Regional Contexts

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

In chapter 5, I explore how the simple acts of family members shopping for a cut of pork, fishing along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, or gathering eggs from the chickens in their backyard was ... More


African Americans and Consumption

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter explores how the African American families who lived in the excavated houses used goods within the marketplace to either ameliorate or reinforce their differences with a dominant white ... More


In the “Side Room”: Eating with the Maynards and the Burgesses

Mark S. Warner

in Eating In the Side Room: Food, Archaeology, and African American Identity

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061115
eISBN:
9780813051390
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061115.003.0007
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter attempts to discover the cultural significance attached to food choices. The taken for granted-ness of food choices also can make the broader cultural meanings difficult to reconstruct. ... More


The Power of Powhatan Towns: Socializing Manitou in the Algonquian Chesapeake

Martin D. Gallivan, Christopher J. Shephard, and Jessica A. Jenkins

in The Archaeology of Villages in Eastern North America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781683400462
eISBN:
9781683400684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683400462.003.0010
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

This chapter proposes a Powhatan theory of power and suggests links to the archaeology and ethnohistory of towns in the lower Chesapeake. Early colonial-era sources highlight a recurring process ... More


Urban Dreams, Rural Commonwealth: The Rise of Plantation Society in the Chesapeake

Paul Musselwhite

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585284
eISBN:
9780226585314
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585314.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book argues that repeated waves of frustrated urban development in the colonial Chesapeake region were critical to framing the political and economic structures of the region’s plantation ... More


Introduction: Plantation Worlds

Trevor Burnard

in Planters, Merchants, and Slaves: Plantation Societies in British America, 1650-1820

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226286105
eISBN:
9780226286242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226286242.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introduction introduces the principal themes of the book, notably seeing plantations in an Atlantic and an American context, paying particular attention to changes in space and time in the use ... More


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