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Virginia, 1607–1622

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the Virginia settlement, which set a new style of English overseas venture — the plantation colony — in the context of the trading world that produced it. Because of the ... More


Madagascar, 1635–1650

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines two English colonization efforts in Madagascar, which were planned in the 1630s and enacted in the 1640s. Madagascar may have succeeded as a colonial settlement in the 1640s had ... More


All the King's Men: Governors, Consuls, and Ambassadors, 1590–1650

Alison Games

in The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195335545
eISBN:
9780199869039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on trade consuls and ambassadors. Charged with representing the crown overseas and governing English communities, these political leaders acquired valuable experiences that ... More


Overseas Expansion and Trade in the Seventeenth Century

Nuala Zahedieh

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/9780198205623.003.0018
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

It was after the establishment of the East India Company in 1600 and the first successful English settlement in Virginia in 1607 that English trade and enterprise underwent truly radical change, ... More


The Empire was Unique

Jonathan Scott

in How the Old World Ended: The Anglo-Dutch-American Revolution 1500-1800

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780300243598
eISBN:
9780300249361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300243598.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter explores English and Dutch relationships with native peoples in Atlantic North America. In practice, these relationships were violent ones, though there were important differences. The ... More


Virginia and the Amazonian Alternative

Melissa N. Morris

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651798
eISBN:
9781469651811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651798.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter considers 1619 Virginia alongside contemporary efforts to colonize the Guianas. Though 1619 was a momentous year for Virginia, it is only in hindsight that we can recognize its ... More


Unthinking Decision: Enslavement of Negroes in America to 1700

Winthrop D. Jordan

in White Over Black: American Attitudes toward the Negro, 1550-1812

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834022
eISBN:
9781469600765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838686_jordan.8
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter illustrates how no one had in mind to establish the institution of Negro slavery at the start of English settlement in America. Yet in less than a century the foundations of a peculiar ... More


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