Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives

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Lexington Books, 2006 - History - 284 pages
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In Colonial Chesapeake: New Perspectives leading scholars offer interdisciplinary revisionist essays on the political, cultural and social history of early Maryland and Virginia, calling special attention to the importance of power relations, reproductive politics, and identity politics in the shaping of the area. Using primary documents, which are included with the essays, this collection suggests that the multicultural Chesapeake created significant cultural, intellectual, and social norms that shaped the diverse world of the American people. This anthology uses these perspectives to represent the multitude of experiences in the region, and in doing so captures the essence of race, class, and ethnic and gender diversity that made up life in early Chesapeake Maryland and Virginia. Students and scholars in American history, as well as anthropology, will find this book essential in understanding the political history of the colonial Chesapeake area.
  

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Contents

Letter to Francis Borgia 1572
3
A Declaration of the State of the Colony and a Relation of the Barbarous Massacre 1622
7
The Creation of Ajacans Martyrs Employing a New Analytical Technique on Early Colonial Chesapeake Narratives
11
We Washed Not the Ground with Their Bloods Intercultural Violence and Identity in the Early Chesapeake
23
Harford County Census excerpt 1776
47
An Act for the Encourageing the Importacon of Negros and Slaues into this Province 1671
49
The Black Family in the Chesapeake New Evidence New Perspectives
51
To Swear Him Free Ethnic Memory as Social Capital in EighteenthCentury Freedom Petitions
81
Royal Navy Morbidity In Early Eighteenth Century Virginia
141
Leah and Rachel or The Two Fruitfull Sisters Virginia and MaryLand 1656
181
An Act Concearning Servants That Haue Bastards 1658
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An Act for the Publication of Marriages 1658
187
An Act for Punishment of Blasphemy Fornication Adultery Prophane Swearing and Cursing 1699
189
Poetry from the Maryland Almanack
193
They Will Be Adjudged by Their Drinke What Kind of Housewives They Are Gender Technology and Household Cidering in England and the Ches...
201
Reconstructing Gender Early Modern English Politics and Religion in the Chesapeake
227

The Declaration of the People against Sir William Berkeley and Present Governors of Virginia 1676
109
Navy Morbidity Data 17401741
113
By Consent of the People Riot and Regulation in SeventeenthCentury Virginia
117
The Fruit of Nine Sue kindly brought Colonial Enforcement of Sexual Norms in EighteenthCentury Maryland1
257
About the Contributors
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Debra Meyers is associate professor of history at Northern Kentucky University. Melanie Perreault is associate professor of history at Salisbury University.

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