Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations in the Seventeenth Century

Atlantic Virginia: Intercolonial Relations in the Seventeenth Century

by April Lee Hatfield
     
 

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ISBN-10: 081221997X

ISBN-13: 9780812219975

Pub. Date: 04/28/2007

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Through networks of trails and rivers inland and established ocean routes across the seas, seventeenth-century Virginians were connected to a vibrant Atlantic world. They routinely traded with adjacent Native Americans and received ships from England, the Netherlands, and other English and Dutch colonies, while maintaining less direct connections to Africa and to

Overview

Through networks of trails and rivers inland and established ocean routes across the seas, seventeenth-century Virginians were connected to a vibrant Atlantic world. They routinely traded with adjacent Native Americans and received ships from England, the Netherlands, and other English and Dutch colonies, while maintaining less direct connections to Africa and to French and Spanish colonies. Their Atlantic world emerged from the movement of goods and services, but trade routes quickly became equally important in the transfer of people and information.

Much seventeenth-century historiography, however, still assumes that each North American colony operated as a largely self-contained entity and interacted with other colonies only indirectly, through London. By contrast, in Atlantic Virginia, historian April Lee Hatfield demonstrates that the colonies actually had vibrant interchange with each other and with peoples throughout the hemisphere, as well as with Europeans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812219975
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2007
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Indian and English Geographies
2. Shaping the Networks of Maritime Trade
3. Mariners and Colonists
4. Intercolonial Migration
5. English Atlantic Networks and Religion in Virginia
6. Chesapeake Slavery in Atlantic Context
7. Crossing Borders
8. Virginia, North America, and English Atlantic Empire

Conclusion

Notes
Index
Acknowledgments

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