The Beginning, Progress, and Conclusion
of Bacon's Rebellion in Virginia, In the Years 1675 and 1676. Farmers revolt against corrupt government, 1676
Slide Shows of Queen Elizabeth II visit to Williamsburg in 2007
Morgan, E. (1971). ”The First American Boom: Virginia 1618 to 1630.” The William and Mary Quarterly, 28(2), pp. 169-198. Retrieved from the University's JSTOR database.
First Hand Accounts of Virginia, 1575-1705
A List of Those That Have Been Executed for the Late Rebellion in Virginia.
Holme family account book
The Holme family account book includes accounts of goods sold and services rendered to Philadelphia families in the 1680s and 1690s.
“I Was Sure of Getting a Trade”:
John Fitch's Long Journey Towards Becoming an Artisan
Morgan, E. (1971). ”The Labor Problem at Jamestown, 1607-18.” The American Historical Review, 76(3), pp. 595-611. Retrieved from the University's JSTOR database.
“Many Hundreds are
Sterving for Want of Employment”:
John Harrower Leaves London for Virginia, 1774 Mayflower Compact 1620 Agreement Between the Settlers at New Plymouth : 1620
“Our Plantation Is Very Weak”:
The Experiences of an Indentured Servant in Virginia, 1623
“Packed Densely, Like Herrings”:
Gottlieb Mittelberger Warns His Countryman of the Perils of Emigration, 1750
Papers relating to Bacon's opposition
generally termed "Bacon's rebellion." 1676, Bacon's opposition.
Runaway slave advertisement
Advertisement that appeared in the Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg, March 26, 1767
"Old Capitol Building, Williamsburg."Note the incorrect flag,
the red saltire wasn't added to the Union Jack until 1801, i.e.
after the USA achieved independence from the United Kingdom." (Tijuana Brass)
(Photo from Tijuana Brass at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons
They Live Well in the Time of their Service
George Alsop Writes of Servants in Maryland, 1663
First-Hand Accounts -By Date 1550 - 1749
“We Unfortunate English People Suffer Here”
An English Servant Writes Home by Elizabeth Sprigs
“Work and labor in this new and wild land are very hard”
A German Migrant in Philadelphia, 1750 by Gottlieb Mittelberger