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Jamestown and Seventeenth-Century Virginia

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

Virginia After 1619

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

Bond, Edward L. Damned Souls in a Tobacco Colony: Religion in Seventeenth-Century Virginia. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2000.

Breen, T. H., and Innes, Stephen. “Myne Owne Ground” : Race and Freedom on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 16401676. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005.

Briceland, Alan Vance. Westward from Virginia: The Exploration of the Virginia–Carolina Frontier, 1650–1710. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1987.

Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives, Nasty Wenches, & Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race, and Power in Colonial Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

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

Horn, James P. P.  Adapting to a New World: English Society in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1994.

Kukla, Jon. Political Institutions in Virginia, 1619–1660. New York: Garland, 1989.

​Morgan, Edmund S. American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia. New York: Norton, 1975.

Pagan, John Ruston. Anne Orthwood’s Bastard: Sex and Law in Early Virginia. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Parent, Anthony S. Foul Means: The Formation of a Slave Society in Virginia, 16601740. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

Perry, James R. The Formation of a Society on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, 1615–1655. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

Rice, James D. Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early AmericaNew York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Sayers, Daniel O. A Desolate Place for a Defiant People: The Archaeology of Maroons, Indigenous Americans, and Enslaved Laborers in the Great Dismal Swamp. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 2014.

Tisdale, D. A. Soldiers of the Virginia Colony, 1607–1699: A Study of Virginia’s Military, Its Origins, Tactics, Equipment, and Development. Richmond: Dietz Press, 2000.

Walsh, Lorena Seebach. From Calabar to Carter’s Grove: The History of a Virginia Slave Community. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1997.