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Roark, Chapter 3: The Southern Colonies in the Seventeenth Century, 1600-1700 Notes and Questions for HIS 1043 by Rex H. Ball, Senior Lecturer In chaos theory, the reason weather is so unpredict- able is that the further out the prediction the more error is introduced into the calculations--something like compound interest. An insignificant product can have big results. Tobacco Coopers (barrels) Ships and rigging etc. Forward and backward Insurance economic stimulus Tobacconists Jar makers The chapter begins with the story of Pocahontas “saving” John Smith’s life. He viewed the happenings through English eyes. If for no other reason, he couldn’t see himself as inferior to Powhatan—ethnocentrism. He failed to understand Pocahontas’ acknowledging her similar situation in London. The early efforts were directed by the Spanish crown or its agents. In England, “knightes, gentlemen, merchauntes, and other adventurers of our cities of London” formed a “joint stock company.” When a butterfly flaps its wings in Southeast Asia, does it affect the weather in N. America? How does this relate to the butterfly question? What does Smith’s story tell us? Why did he fail to see the symbolism of what took place? How did the English efforts at colonization after 1606 differ from earlier Spanish efforts?
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The risk was shared among the “adventurers.” Wealth—preferably gold and silver. It exited, but just barely. Possibly Powhatan thought that he gained a valuable ally when he accepted him into his care. Also trade for items unavailable to the Natives before the English opened possibilities. Trade did develop, especially for food. Many of the early settlers were gentlemen. A gentleman never works. John Smith made the statement: “He who will not work, neither shall he eat.” One-third of the colonists were killed (347 settlers), but by then the tribes were decimated by disease and the colonials had achieved a critical mass (over 600 remained to challenge the Natives). Further, the colonials were nearly independent in food production, and just as importantly, gentlemen were not a significant number among the new arrivals.
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