First black Virginian to possess a slave of his own
"poor man's crop"
Florida & New Mexico's military bases
From Rags to Riches
a fictional colonial success story: Polly pregnant + unmarried sentenced to become an indentured servant. Brutalized by her master, she was released by a Magistrate whom she married and became a rich plantation mistress who mistreats her servants
House of Burgesses
Virginia's elected assembly emerged as the protector of the interests of large planters.
New trade regulations introduced in 1651, and extended in the early 1660s, required colonial products to be carried in vessels built, owned, and crewed by English men or English colonials.