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  • A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York

    A cradle of slavery and black resistance on the banks of the York
    Slavery may not have been born on the banks of the York River. But the rich alluvial soil that made the region’s sweet-scented tobacco so popular and profitable during the late 1600s provided the historic ground where Virginia’s slave culture took root and blossomed.
  • Forging the chains of slavery at Jamestown

    Forging the chains of slavery at Jamestown
    No place was more instrumental in the development and definition of slavery in Virginia than the first permanent English settlement at Jamestown. Here are some of the landmark events that played out in the colony’s first capital during the 1600s:...

    Jamestown settlement and Yorktown Victory Center revenues down

    The Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center living-history museums' admission revenue was down 2.5 percent in 2014 compared to 2013. Admission revenue amounted to $5,026,279 in 2014. "The overall decline in visitation was mitigated by an...

    The Civil War at the College of William and Mary

    The Civil War at the College of William and Mary
    When Sean Heuvel decided to write a book about the Civil War history of the College of William and Mary, the source of his inspiration was clear. "I'd always been captivated by the Civil War memorial tablet in the Wren Building," the 2002 W&M graduate...

    A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder

     A Spanish outpost on the York ends in treachery and murder
    When America's first permanent English settlers sailed into Hampton Roads in 1607, they were far from the first Europeans to set foot on the land they named Virginia. Four times during the previous half-century, Spanish mariners looking for the fabled...