This course looks at life in the Virginia colony over the seventeenth-century. Themes include early exploration and settlement, interactions between Virginia Indians and English colonists, tobacco culture, the development of representative government, immigration and demographics, servitude and slavery, architecture, women, the Church of England, rebellion, family, disease, and more. From its near collapse during Jamestown’s early years to its transition to a slave society as the century closed, the course examines the profound transformations that shaped Virginia in its first hundred years.
Classes are June 1, 8 and 15 from 10:00 a.m. to Noon.
Offered in partnership with Rappahannock Community College’s Rappahannock Institute for Lifelong Learning program (RILL). Instructor: Robert Teagle, HCC&M Executive Director. Registration here: Virginia in the Seventeenth Century