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Virtual Jamestown

Virtual Jamestown

"Virtual Jamestown" is a digital research and teaching project that explores the settlement and impact of Jamestown. Primary resources found at this site include first hand accounts and letters (with full-text search capabilities), maps and images, 18th century advertisements for runaway slaves and indentured servants, a database of over 10,000 indentured servant contracts, and public records such as census data and laws. Future plans include adding court records such as deeds, wills, and court order books. Secondary materials at this site include a timeline, interpretive essays by prominent historians, links to related sites, bibliographies, and teaching tools and classroom activities.
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Matthew Greider
Matthew Greider (Faculty)
8 years ago
This could be a valuable resource for an in depth study of early colonial Virgina. One of the best features in the variety of resources available.

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The site requires some familiarization in order to find the correct resources.
Time spent reviewing site: 30 minutes