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The Resource The Jamestown brides : the untold story of England's 'maids for Virginia', Jennifer Potter

The Jamestown brides : the untold story of England's 'maids for Virginia', Jennifer Potter

Label
The Jamestown brides : the untold story of England's 'maids for Virginia'
Title
The Jamestown brides
Title remainder
the untold story of England's 'maids for Virginia'
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Potter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1621, 57 women undertook a three-month journey to Jamestown after responding to an advert placed by the Virginia Company of London calling for maids 'young and uncorrupt' to make wives for its planters in the New Colony. Although the women travelled of their own free will, the Company was in effect selling them at a profit, having set a bride price of 150lbs of tobacco for each woman sold. The colony was then less than 15 years old and the Company hoped to root its settlers to the land with ties of family and children. Using original research, including company records and contemporary accounts, Jennifer Potter gives voice to these women and takes the reader on a journey alongside the brides as they travel into a perilous and uncertain future
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
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Potter, Jennifer
Dewey number
  • 975.5'02
  • 975.5'02
  • 975.5'02
  • 975.5'02
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Specialized
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virginia
  • Plantation owners' spouses
  • Arranged marriage
  • Arranged marriage
  • Plantation life
  • Large type books
  • History
Target audience
specialized
Label
The Jamestown brides : the untold story of England's 'maids for Virginia', Jennifer Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Atlantic Books, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781004011490
Extent
432 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781004011490
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
The Jamestown brides : the untold story of England's 'maids for Virginia', Jennifer Potter
Publication
Note
Standard print edition originally published: London: Atlantic Books, 2018
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781004011490
Extent
432 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781004011490
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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      51.5059745 -0.2241114
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