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The Web of EmpireEnglish Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion, 1560-1660$
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Alison Games

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195335545

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195335545.001.0001

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Virginia, 1607–1622

Virginia, 1607–1622

(p.117) 4 VIRGINIA, 1607–1622
The Web of Empire

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This chapter explores the Virginia settlement, which set a new style of English overseas venture — the plantation colony — in the context of the trading world that produced it. Because of the heightened interest some English investors showed in colonies in the wake of Virginia's successful establishment, by the 1610s and 1620s a new population of experienced colonial governors emerged, men who ventured from one post to another.

Keywords:   Virginia Company, English settlements, plantation colony, trade

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