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Jamestown Colony Virginia 1607, Early Scene with Indian Natives ...

Jamestown Colony Virginia 1607, Early Scene with Indian Natives ...

1619-1622 144 "Tobacco Brides" brought to Jamestown by the VA Co.  Fact: Only 6 lived through their first 6 years in America.

1619-1622 144 "Tobacco Brides" brought to Jamestown by the VA Co. Fact: Only 6 lived through their first 6 years in America.

The Fishing Party_Joseph Farington, R.A.

The Fishing Party_Joseph Farington, R.A.

Burial of the Jamestown dead during the "starving time," winter 1609-10. Credit: National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park.  Water near the settlement was brackish, containing not only large amounts of salt, but also carrying bacteria causing typhoid fever and other diseases. Many historians believe that the lack of fresh water was the leading cause of many of the settlers' deaths.

Burial of the Jamestown dead during the "starving time," winter 1609-10. Credit: National Park Service, Colonial National Historical Park. Water near the settlement was brackish, containing not only large amounts of salt, but also carrying bacteria causing typhoid fever and other diseases. Many historians believe that the lack of fresh water was the leading cause of many of the settlers' deaths.

underground aquarellka

underground aquarellka

New archaeology indicates that Jamestown Colony turned to cannibalism during The Starving Time of 1609-10.

'Proof' Jamestown settlers turned to cannibalism

New archaeology indicates that Jamestown Colony turned to cannibalism during The Starving Time of 1609-10.

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

The Salem Witch Trials [infographic

The Salem Witch Trials of 1692-1693 were by far the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft hysteria in American history. Yet Salem was just one of many incidents during the Great Age of Witch Hunts which took place throughout Europe and her colonies over many centuries. Indeed, by European standards, Salem was not even a large outbreak. But what exactly were the factors that made Salem stand out?

james town pic | World’s First Female Commercial Model?

World’s First Female Commercial Model?

A 17th-century engraving depicting the  abduction of Pocahontas.

A 17th-century engraving depicting the abduction of Pocahontas.

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