Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning Presents: “Jamestown Lecture #3: Economic Success, Strife and Supremacy (1634-1699)
Jamestown Lecture #3: Economic Success, Strife, and Supremacy (1634-1699)
Thursday, December 16 from 5:30 – 7:00pm via Zoom
Green Mountain Academy for Lifelong Learning (GMALL) welcomes Dr. John Delano for the third talk of this three-part series on the history of the Jamestown colony. The Headright System began in 1618 to incentivize immigration to Jamestown by awarding existing landowners with 50 acres of land for each person whose transport from England had been sponsored. Most of those English immigrants arrived under contract for seven years of indentured servitude. With the success of tobacco, indentured servitude could not meet the increased labor demands. The importation of enslaved Africans began in 1619 to slowly supplement the labor, but accelerated after 1670. Civil unrest (Bacon’s Rebellion) and sporadic conflicts with Powhatan Indians were major challenges. Williamsburg replaced Jamestown as the capital of the Virginia colony in 1699. Registration is $18 in advance. For more information or to register, please call our office at 802-867-0111 or visit www.greenmtnacademy.org.