Jamestown People to 1800, Landowners, Public Officials, Minorities, and Native Leaders; by Martha W. McCartney; 4 pp., folded; Laminated; 8.5x11; Published: 2013; ISBN: 9780880823029; Item # GPC3506
In this volume Martha W. McCartney gives us a detailed look at the people associated with Jamestown from its founding in 1607 to 1800. Based on government records and private archives, it provides historical biographies of several distinct groups of people: Jamestown Island landowners, public officials such as council members and burgesses, Native-American leaders, and African Americans associated with Jamestown.
It also covers more than a thousand people who did not own land on Jamestown Island but whose activities brought them to Virginia's capital city, including individuals who appeared before the General Court, Quakers who were jailed on account of their religious beliefs, Indians seeking justice on various matters, and participants in the popular uprising known as Bacon's Rebellion.
Using an array of fascinating but little known sources, McCartney has carved out authoritative biographies and sketches of everyone in the public record associated with Virginia's capital, from landowners to slaves; she has also enriched her text with a careful study of privately held papers, lending texture to the historical record while filling in little known details about this very distinctive population.About the Author
The author of the acclaimed Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635: A Biographical Dictionary, Martha W. McCartney is the recipient of the Daughters of the American Revolution's National History Award. Her prize-winning historyJamestown: An American Legacy was published by the National Park Service in 2001. In 2010 her book Hanover County, Virginia: Nature's Bounty and Nation's Glory was nominated for the Library of Virginia's Virginia Literary Award for best nonfiction work.