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Colonial Chesapeake Society

Lois Green Carr, Philip D. Morgan, and Jean B. Russo

Publisher: Omohundro Institute
Imprint: OIEAHC
Published: 08/1989
Reprint: 1991
Pages: 524
Subject: Colonial, Revolutionary Era & Early American History
Print ISBN: 9780807843437
eBook ISBN: 9781469600123


Proof that the renaissance in colonial Chesapeake studies is flourishing, this collection is the first to integrate the immigrant experience of the seventeenth century with the native-born society that characterized the Chesapeake by the eighteenth century.

Younger historians and senior scholars here focus on the everyday lives of ordinary people: why they came to the Chesapeake; how they adapted to their new world; who prospered and why; how property was accumulated and by whom. At the same time, the essays encompass broader issues of early American history, including the transatlantic dimension of colonization, the establishment of communities, both religious and secular, the significance of regionalism, the causes and effects of social and economic diversification, and the participation of Indians and blacks in the formation of societies. Colonial Chesapeake Society consolidates current advances in social history and provokes new questions.

Lois Green Carr
Douglas Deal
J. Frederick Fausz
Michael Graham
James Horn
Jean Butenhoff Lee
Russell R. Menard
Henry M. Miller
Philip D. Morgan
Jean B. Russo
Lorena S. Walsh


Lois Green Carr, the historian at Historic St. Mary's City, Maryland, is the coauthor (with David W. Jordan) of Maryland's Revolution of Government, 1689-1692.

Philip D. Morgan is associate professor of history at Florida State University.

Jean B. Russo is research director for Historic Annapolis, Inc., and research associate at Historic St. Mary's City.


"This invaluable collection of eleven essays summarizes the central discoveries and themes of recent scholarship while offering suggestions for future research. . . . A landmark volume."
--Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History