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Slaves: A Reversal of Roles

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

Kelby Williamson Jamestown through the Revolution: Week Three The relationship between master and slave had always been one of tension and fear. Typically the fear would be instituted by the master and felt by the slave, however, in the years leading up to and during the Revolution, fear was often felt by the master. Fear […]

Role of Women: Hardships of a Gentry Lifestyle

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

Kelby Williamson Jamestown through the Revolution: Week Two In early eighteenth century Virginia there was a very clear and distinct “elite class” that controlled much of the colony’s political and social life. This class was known as the gentry. The gentry consisted of families that had great wealth and in this period it was acceptable […]

Two Worlds Collide

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Kelby Williamson Jamestown through the Revolution: Week One In May of 1607, immigrants from England looking to make a profit arrived in the New World, settling at Jamestown, Virginia. Expecting to find riches and endless resources to exploit, the English were in for a surprise. Instead they found little profit, hard labor, and a people […]