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RUUNNING HEAD: JAMESTOWN AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD 1Jamestown And The Atlantic WorldNameSubjectDate
JAMESTOWN AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD 2The Atlantic World History has provided frameworks that have enhanced the study of the past in a comparative and a transnational context. The history has been inspiring and has led to the influence of the research and writing of the American history during the colonial period. Moreover, the Atlantic-centric approaches have clearly shaped interpretations of the early colonization with attention towards the North American Indians (Bach and Rebecca, 2000). Women are considered to have played a less significant role during the early history of the Jamestown settlement. It raises the question about the roles and how women helped in the development of Jamestown settlement. What role did women play towards the history of early Jamestown?Women had played important roles both as political actors and as victims in the colonial period. Moreover, there exists a legend that featured women, for example, Pocahontas as starringroles while others used victimize women. History depicts settlers of earlier Virginia to be male where women had little historical significance. Their presence is considered to have had a little impact towards the sequence of events and the history of Virginia colony. Women had roles as servants, wives, agricultural workers and wives. Their roles had a crucial impact on the development of Jamestown settlement. The importance of the Indian women to their society and their interactions with English strangers at Jamestown military compound had a significant to thehistory of Virginia. Also, the African ladies imported to Virginia against their will also played animportant role by acting as laborers in the cash crop plantations. They were also thought to be a central concern due to their potential of reproducing labor force.During the foundation of Jamestown, most English settlers, new to the transatlantic projectswere unsure of their expectations about the region. However, publications of the Thomas Harriot’s Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia helped in preparing the
JAMESTOWN AND THE ATLANTIC WORLD 3English migrants on what to expect from the complex societies that inhabited the region. They had knowledge warning them about the formidable tribe that inhabited the vast bay to the north.