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Jamestown and Seventeenth-Century Virginia

A guide to published and digital resources related to European colonization in Virginia.

Jamestown

Appelbaum, Robert, and John Wood Sweet. Envisioning an English Empire: Jamestown and the Making of the North Atlantic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005.

Billings, Warren M. Sir William Berkeley and the Forging of Colonial Virginia. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2004.

Craven, Wesley Frank. Dissolution of the Virginia Company: The Failure of a Colonial Experiment. New York: Oxford University Press, 1932.

Craven, Wesley Frank. The Virginia Company of London, 1606–1624. Williamsburg: Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, 1957.

Hashaw, Tim. The Birth of Black America: The First African Americans and the Pursuit of Freedom at Jamestown. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 2007.

Hatfield, April Lee. Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations in the Seventeenth Century. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2004.

Horn, James P. P. 1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy. New York: Basic Books, 2018.

———. A Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America. New York: Basic Books, 2005.

Kelso, William M. Jamestown, the Truth Revealed. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2017.

———. Jamestown: The Buried Truth. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006.

Kelso, William M., and Beverly A. Straube. Jamestown Rediscovery, 1994–2004. Richmond: Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, 2004.

Kupperman, Karen Ordahl. The Jamestown Project. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2007.

Noël Hume, Ivor. The Virginia Adventure: Roanoke to James Towne: An Archaeological and Historical Odyssey. New York: A.A. Knopf, 1994.

Potter, Jennifer. The Jamestown Brides: The Story of England’s “Maids for Virginia.” New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Rountree, Helen C., Wayne E. Clark, Kent Mountford, and Michael B. Barber. John Smith’s Chesapeake Voyages, 16071609. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 2007.‚Äč