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The Chesapeake Slave Trade: Regional Patterns, African Origins, and Some Implications
T HE movement of peoples from the Old World to the New and the resulting transfers or transformations of homeland cultures in new physical and social environments has been a central theme of earlyExpand
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Plantation Management in the Chesapeake, 1620–1820
Over the course of two hundred years Chesapeake planters sought to make the most of scarce labor while exploiting abundant land. Large planters were able to offset a secular decline in tobacco cropsExpand
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Robert Cole's World: Agriculture and Society in Early Maryland
In 1652 Robert Cole, an English Catholic, moved with his family and servants to St. Mary's County, Maryland. Using this family's story as a case study, the authors of Robert Cole's World provide anExpand
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The Planter's Wife: The Experience of White Women in Seventeenth-Century Maryland
F OUR facts were basic to all human experience in seventeenth-century Maryland. First, for most of the period the great majority of inhabitants had been born in what we now call Britain. PopulationExpand
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Death in the Chesapeake: two life tables for men in early colonial Maryland.
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Motives of Honor, Pleasure, and Profit: Plantation Management in the Colonial Chesapeake, 1607-1763
This is the most complete picture yet of the early plantation economy. Lorena Walsh offers an enlightening history of plantation management in the Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland,Expand
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New World, Real World: Improvising English Culture in Seventeenth-Century Virginia
CULTURE IS INDIVISIBLE FROM PLACE. SOME BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, AND practices can be transplanted from one location to another and come through more or less intact. Others are significantly altered by theExpand
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