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The Resource The Jamestown brides : the story of England's "Maids for Virginia", Jennifer Potter

The Jamestown brides : the story of England's "Maids for Virginia", Jennifer Potter

Label
The Jamestown brides : the story of England's "Maids for Virginia"
Title
The Jamestown brides
Title remainder
the story of England's "Maids for Virginia"
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Potter
Title variation
Story of England's "Maids for Virginia"
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1621, nearly fifteen years after the establishment of the Jamestown colony, the Virginia Company funded another voyage of colonists to the New World. This time, however, their ships carried fifty-six young women. Their ages ranged from sixteen to twenty-eight, they were of good character and proven skills, and each had a bride price of 150lbs of tobacco set by the Company. Though the women had all agreed to journey to Jamestown of their own free will, they were also unquestionably there to be sold into marriage, thereby generating a profit for investors and increasing the colony's long-term viability. These were the aims of the Virginia Company at least; the aims of the women themselves are less clear. Without letters or journals (young women from middling classes had not generally been taught to write), Jennifer Potter's research has turned to the Virginia Company's merchant lists, which were used as a kind of sales catalog for prospective husbands, as well as censuses, court records, the minutes of Virginia's General Assemblies, letters to England from their male counterparts, and other such accounts of the everyday life of the early colonists. The first part of her book explores the women's lives before their departure, but the true heft of the work lies in the second part, which documents the women's lives in Jamestown. In telling the story of these "Maids for Virginia," Potter at once sheds light on life for women in early modern England and in the New World."--Provided by poublsher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, Jennifer
Dewey number
975.5/02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F229
LC item number
.P88 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virginia
  • Plantation owners' spouses
  • Arranged marriage
  • Arranged marriage
  • Plantation life
  • Virginia
  • Women
  • Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The Jamestown brides : the story of England's "Maids for Virginia", Jennifer Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Witness -- Part 1. England and its Virginian colony -- The Marmaduke maids -- The Warwick women -- A woman's place -- Point of departure -- Of hogs and women -- La belle sauvage -- Maids to the rescue -- Intermezzo: Maidens' voyage -- When stormie winds do blow -- Land ho! -- Part 2. Virginia -- Arrival at Jamestown -- The choosing -- Dispersal -- Catastrophe -- The end of the affair -- The crossbow maker's sister -- The planter's wife -- The cordwainer's daughter -- Captured by Indians -- Endnote: return to Jamestown -- Appendix: A list of the maids
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780190942632
Lccn
2018048162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1056779472
  • (OCoLC)1056779472
Label
The Jamestown brides : the story of England's "Maids for Virginia", Jennifer Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: Witness -- Part 1. England and its Virginian colony -- The Marmaduke maids -- The Warwick women -- A woman's place -- Point of departure -- Of hogs and women -- La belle sauvage -- Maids to the rescue -- Intermezzo: Maidens' voyage -- When stormie winds do blow -- Land ho! -- Part 2. Virginia -- Arrival at Jamestown -- The choosing -- Dispersal -- Catastrophe -- The end of the affair -- The crossbow maker's sister -- The planter's wife -- The cordwainer's daughter -- Captured by Indians -- Endnote: return to Jamestown -- Appendix: A list of the maids
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 372 pages
Isbn
9780190942632
Lccn
2018048162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • on1056779472
  • (OCoLC)1056779472

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