Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Virtual Jamestown

Virtual Jamestown is an excellent site with a lot of information for researchers in the area. This page is titled, The Practice of Slavery.

The following selections use selected excerpts from wills, deeds, and the recorded minutes of the Virginia Assembly and Council to illustrate the treatment of African slaves and Native American servants and slaves in Virginia during the seventeenth century. The documents also reveal that relations between English and Africans had a degree of fluidity during the seventeenth century as Virginia developed into a society where race, instead of status, determined one's place in the social hierarchy.

Find the selections here.

Here is a page of Laws.

Find the home page here.

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