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The Little People’s View

| Friday, August 1st, 2014

  History is written by the educated people of society, however in colonial America times white men are often the only ones educated enough to write down the history that happens in day to day business. History is often interpreted from the point of view of these men and is rarely seen through the eyes of […]

The Gentry of the Eighteenth Century

| Saturday, July 26th, 2014

The gentry of eighteenth century changed the New World in many different aspects by the time of the colony matured.  They built churches, plantations, endorsed the latest London fashions, and enforced the law. All of these helped change the physical and cultural landscape of Virginia in the late 17th and 18th centuries. In order to […]

Trials of the New World

| Sunday, July 20th, 2014

When the English settlers came to the New World in 1607, riches were among the first things on their mind. However, gold was not what they found; instead they found starvation, conflict with the Indians, and sickness. From the Old World perspective of less intensive labor and wealth that came from the Indians, the colonist […]