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Dr. Michael Jarvis discusses how cross-cultural influences shaped a distinctly new culture and, through characterizations of Bermuda as a “finite” space and Virginia as an “infinite” space, consider how these qualities shaped settlement pace and patterns into the 1620s.
Listen to a lecture by University of Rochester Associate Professor of History Michael Jarvis on “Sister Colonies: Virginia, Bermuda, and the Beginnings of English America.