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“Poore Soules”: Migration, Labor, and Visions for Commonwealth in Virginia

Misha Ewen (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/9781469651798.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the emergence of indentured servitude in Virginia in the late 1610s. It focuses upon the Virginia Company’s increasing efforts to transport vagrants and paupers, who were often ... More


Unfreedom: Slavery and Dependence in Eighteenth-Century Boston

Jared Ross Hardesty

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479816149
eISBN:
9781479869985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479816149.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Unfreedom examines the lived experience of slaves in eighteenth-century Boston. Instead of relying on the traditional dichotomy of slavery and freedom, this book argues we should understand slavery ... More


. Slavery

Alan Houston

in Benjamin Franklin and the Politics of Improvement

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300124477
eISBN:
9780300152395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300124477.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter discusses Benjamin Franklin's thought on slavery in America. Franklin enacted the paradox of American slavery in his own life. In June 1776 the Continental Congress took up a resolution ... More


From John Smith to Adam Smith: Virginia and the Founding Conventions of English Long-Distance Settler Colonization

Jack P. Greene

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/9781469651798.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explores the long-term legacies of 1619 for the construction of an English settler colonial model. While contemporary Irish plantation projects gave the English colonizing movement ... More


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