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WOMEN IN VIRGINIA HISTORY

Event Type: Special Event
Date: 4/1/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 Much of Virginia's early history focuses on the English men who founded Virginia, and other than Pocahontas, little is said about early Virginia women. Women of three very different parts of the Atlantic world helped to create our earliest history. This talk will focus on the Algonquin women of the James and Potomac River Valleys, the English women who came as indentured servants or wives of male settlers, and the West African women who would eventually be enslaved. Each group came from a different culture with very distinct ideas about women's economic, legal and political status. Presented by Professor Alice Reagan of Northern Virginia Community College.
Library: Burke Branch Library