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Law in the Jamestown Settlement

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/9780195327281.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Initially, the Virginia Company governed its 1607 Jamestown settlement through martial law. Beginning in the late 1610s, however, change began to occur as the basis of Virginia's economy shifted to ... More


Pope Night in America: New World Guy

Allan Metcalf

in The Life of Guy: Guy Fawkes, the Gunpowder Plot, and the Unlikely History of an Indispensable Word

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190669201
eISBN:
9780190060794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190669201.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, English Language

The popular Gunpowder Treason Day crossed the Atlantic with the first English settlers both to Jamestown and to New England. As early as 1623 we find William Bradford reporting a bonfire by ... More


“These Doubtfull Times, between Us and the Indians”: Indigenous Politics and the Jamestown Colony in 1619

James D. Rice (ed.)

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/9781469651798.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The proceedings of the assembly that convened at Jamestown in late July 1619 reflect the delegates’ central concerns. As one might expect, the Burgesses devoted considerable time to topics such as ... More


Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic

Audrey Horning

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610726
eISBN:
9781469611358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469610733_Horning
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

In the late sixteenth century, the English started expanding westward, establishing control over parts of neighboring Ireland as well as exploring and later colonizing distant North America. This ... More


Creating Colonial Virginia

Audrey Horning

in Ireland in the Virginian Sea: Colonialism in the British Atlantic

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610726
eISBN:
9781469611358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610726.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter turns to Jamestown, the principal English settlement in the seventeenth-century Chesapeake. It addresses the commonalities and divergences between the history and archaeology of the ... More


Living with Cannibals: Englishmen and the Wilderness

Kelly L. Watson

in Insatiable Appetites: Imperial Encounters with Cannibals in the North Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814763476
eISBN:
9780814760499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814763476.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows how English understandings of cannibalism support the development of an emerging frontier masculinity that defines itself through contact with, immersion in, and victory over ... More


Gentlemen and Soldiers: Competing Visions of Manhood in Early Jamestown

John Gilbert Mccurdy

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On May 14, 1607, 104 men and boys landed on a small peninsula in the Chesapeake and established Jamestown. The colonists sailed not for themselves but for the Virginia Company, whose shareholders ... More


Garrison Towns, Corporate Boroughs, and the Search for Order under the Virginia Company

Paul Musselwhite

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585284
eISBN:
9780226585314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585314.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter reveals the centrality of urban planning to the Virginia Company’s vision for the colony from 1607 until the Company’s dissolution. Company officials, strongly influenced by civic ... More


From Corporate Communities to County Courts in the Early Stuart Empire

Paul Musselwhite

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585284
eISBN:
9780226585314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585314.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter argues that counties, which became the fundamental local institution of the mature Chesapeake society, emerged as a direct challenge to urban authority in both Virginia and Maryland. It ... More


Planters, the State, and the Restoration City

Paul Musselwhite

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226585284
eISBN:
9780226585314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226585314.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter traces the way in which Chesapeake political elites sought to use new kinds of refined urban spaces to secure their place within the Restoration vision of empire. It begins by examining ... More


The Columbian Exchange: Pocahontas and The New World

Robert Burgoyne

in Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History, Revised Edition

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816642915
eISBN:
9781452945842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816642915.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter argues that The New World reorients the settlement story of Jamestown, one of the foundational myths of nation, in a way that effectively defamiliarizes the viewer’s experience of place, ... More


Historical Writing in Colonial and Revolutionary America

David Read

in The Oxford History of Historical Writing: Volume 3: 1400-1800

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199219179
eISBN:
9780191804267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199219179.003.0034
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter examines works that advertise themselves explicitly as projects for recording past events in the thirteen English colonies of North America that became the United States. The discussions ... More


Reading the Questions, Understanding the Answers

Arthur Lupia

in Uninformed Why People Seem to Know So Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190263720
eISBN:
9780197559598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263720.003.0021
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

Many people comment on the public’s political ignorance. Some blame it for the defeat of a favored candidate. Some cite it as the reason for changing civics curricula. Some use evidence of ... More


Epilogue: From Ajacán to Aztlán

Anna Brickhouse

in The Unsettlement of America: Translation, Interpretation, and the Story of Don Luis de Velasco, 1560-1945

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199729722
eISBN:
9780199399307
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199729722.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American Colonial Literature

The epilogue stands back to consider how the story of Don Luis opens up new and unexpected sight lines on literary and cultural history, suggesting how the genealogy of a single early American story ... More


A Dream or Nightmare of the Future?

Nathan Cardon

in A Dream of the Future: Race, Empire, and Modernity at the Atlanta and Nashville World's Fairs

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190274726
eISBN:
9780190888503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190274726.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

The book concludes with the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition, which both reflected and refracted the hopes and dreams of the Cotton States and Tennessee Centennial. It reflected New South ... More


‘Made and not born civill’

Richard Hingley

in The Recovery of Roman Britain 1586-1906: A Colony So Fertile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199237029
eISBN:
9780191917479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199237029.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This chapter reviews the emergence of civility in Britain under Roman tuition, through writings and images, with a particular focus on the historical and geographical works of William Camden and ... More


Geopolitics Thick and Thin

Gerard Toal

in Near Abroad: Putin, the West and the Contest over Ukraine and the Caucasus

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190253301
eISBN:
9780197559567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190253301.003.0014
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Social and Political Geography

On November 24, 2015, a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24M aircraft on the Syria-Turkey border. For seventeen seconds the Russian aircraft crossed the southern tip of a ... More


Climates, Cultures, and Founding Myths

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

The size, scope, and variety of changes in weather-society relations that history records are a great embarrassment to climatic determinism, for they have occurred without the weather itself ... More


Devastation without Disaster

Cynthia A. Kierner

in Inventing Disaster: The Culture of Calamity from the Jamestown Colony to the Johnstown Flood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652511
eISBN:
9781469652535
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652511.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The English colony established at Jamestown in 1607 was a disaster by any modern measure. Famine, disease, hurricanes, and violence killed roughly three-quarters of the 4,200 settlers who arrived ... More


The Great Climate Debate in Colonial and Early America

James R. Fleming

in Historical Perspectives on Climate Change

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780195078701
eISBN:
9780197560365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195078701.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Enlightenment ideas of climate and culture, developed in an era of European expansion, were stimulated by the writings of explorers, colonists, and travelers. Initially, colonists were confused and ... More


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