Module 02: Unthinking Decision? Why Did Slavery Emerge in Virginia?


Printed Material

T. H. Breen and Stephen Innes, "Myne Owne Ground:" Race and Freedom on Virginia's Eastern Shore, 1640-1676 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980 and 2004).

David Brion Davis, The Problem of Slavery in Western Culture (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1966).

David W. Galenson, White Servitude in Colonial America: An Economic Analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981).

Winthrop D. Jordan, The White Man's Burden: Historical Origins of Racism in the United States (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1974).

Edmund S. Morgan, American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1975).

Anthony S. Parent, Jr., Foul Means: The Formation of Slave Society in Virginia, 1660-1740 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003).

Online Resources

Africans in America

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

Slavery and the Making of America

Slavery in America

Virtual Jamestown