Jamestown History - Background Essays

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Cultures at Jamestown (PDF)
Life at Jamestown (PDF)
Powhatan Indian World (PDF)

Werowocomoco (PDF)
Tobacco and Labor (PDF)
Angela (PDF)
The Angolan Connection and Slavery in Virginia (PDF)
Company Charters and Challenges (PDF)
Early Industries in Virginia (PDF)
Expansion of Settlement in Early Virginia (PDF)
The “Great Charter” and the First General Assembly (PDF)
Henry Spelman (PDF)
John Smith (PDF)
Life in England (PDF)
Pocahontas (PDF)
Powhatan’s Challenge and Opechancanough’s Action (PDF)
The Life of John Smith (PDF)
The Virginia Company of London (PDF)
Women in Early Virginia (PDF)
Young Pocahontas (PDF)
Religion at Jamestown (PDF)

The Story of the Sea Venture
Pocahontas and the Powhatan Indians of Virginia
Cultural Intermediaries in Early Virginia
Powhatan Identity in late 17th-Century Virginia
Christmas in 17th-century England and Virginia
Roanoke’s Achievement, a lecture about John White and the Roanoke colony delivered by Karen Ordahl Kupperman, a leading early American history scholar, at Jamestown Settlement on July 19, 2008.