Lady Berkeley-- from Women in Early America

Women's History Month 2007
Old Dominion University Libraries

Women in Jamestown and
Colonial Virginia

Pocahontas - from Colonial Mosaic p.13


The lobby exhibit is available through the month of March 2007. It was created by Martha Higgins, with assistance from Teresa Statler-Keener and Marissa Jimenez.

Photos of the Exhibit

Sources for images in the exhibit:

  • The Colonial Mosaic: American Women 1600-1760, by Jane Kaminsky (New York: Oxford University Press, 1994).
    • p. 13 -- [Pocahontas] "Matoaks ats Rebecka daughter ..."
    • p. 26 -- "The Women Outwitted"
    • p. 32 -- "Indentured servants signed documents..."
    • p. 33 -- "Tobacco was the crop that fueled the economies..."
    • p. 36 -- "Growing and harvesting tobacco..."
  • Domestic Life in Virginia in the Seventeenth Century, by Annie Lash Jester (Williamsburg: Virginia 350th Anniversary Celebration Corporation, 1957).
    • Recipe for "Minced pies" with illustration
    • Recipe for "Another Christmas Cookey" with illustration
  • Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World, by Dorothy A. Mays (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004).
    • p. 47 -- "Mrs. Noah Smith and Her children
    • p. 67 -- "Colonial childbirth scene..."
    • p. 74 -- "The Case of Lydia Chisman"
    • p. 197 -- "Girl at a Fountain"
    • p. 203 -- "Native American women at a menstrual lodge"
    • p. 212 -- "Marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe..."
    • p. 305 -- "Pocahontus leaning over Captain John Smith's head..."
  • “A Share of Honour”: Virginia Women 1600-1945, by Suzanne Lebstock (Richmond: The Project, 1984).
    • p. 25 -- "The Lady's Law: or, a Treatise of Feme Coverts..."
  • Demeter’s Daughters: the Women Who Founded America, 1587-1787, by Selma Williams (New York: Atheneum, 1976).
    • p. 15 -- "Brides for Virginians"
    • p. 55 -- "The Trappan'd Maiden: or, The Disstressed Damsel"
  • Web sites:
    • Virtual Jamestown
      • "Virgins of good parentage..."
      • John White watercolors
      • Jamestown 1650s
    • American Memory
      • "An Act of ..
    • History Cooperative
      • "Virginian luxuries..."
  • Family Life in 17th and 18th Century America, by James M. Volo and Dorothy Denneen Volo (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006)
    • "Children were to be seen and not heard..."
    • "Most of the romantic paintings of Pocahontas..."
  • Book covers:
    • Allen, Paula Gunn. Pocahontas: Medicine Woman, Spy, Entrepreneur, Diplomat. San Francisco: Harper, 2003.
    • Price, David. Love and Hate in Jamestown: John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of a New Nation. New York: Knopf, 2003.

Books in the Exhibit:

Bloch, Ruth H. Gender and Morality in Anglo-American Culture 1650-1800. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003. HQ 1416.B53 2003

Brown, Kathleen M. Good Wives Nasty Wenches and Anxious Patriarchs: Gender, Race and Power in Colonial Virginia.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1996. F229.B8783 1996

Cott, Nancy F. Root of Bittnerness: Documents of the Social History of American Women. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1996.

Eldridge, Larry D. Women and Freedom in Early America. New York: New York University Press, 1997. HQ 1416.W65 1997

Kaminsky, Jane. The Colonial Mosaic: American Women 1600-1760. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Mays, Dorothy A. Women in Early America: Struggle, Survival, and Freedom in a New World. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2004. REF HQ1416.M395 2004

Merritt, Jane T. At the Crossroads: Indians and Empires on a Mid-Atlantic Frontier, 1700-1763. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003. E78.P4 M47 2003

Rafael, Elaine and Don Bolognese. Pocahontas: Princess of the River Tribes. New York: Scholastic, 1993. Juv E99.P85P576 1993

Riley, Glenda. Inventing the American Woman: a perspective on women's history. Arlington Heights, IL: Harlan Davidson, 1986. HQ1410.R55 1986

Rountree, Helen C. Before and After Jamestown: Virginia's Powhatans and Their Predecessors. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002. E99.P85 R66 2002

Rountree, Helen. Pocahontas Powhatan Opechancanough: Three Indian Lives Changed by Jamestown. Charlottesville: Univesrity of Virginia Press, 2005. E99.P85 R665 2005

Southern, Ed, ed. The Jamestown Adventure: Accounts of the Virginia Colony 1605-1614. Winston Salem: John Blair, 2004.

Spruill, Julia Cherry. Women's Life and Work in the Southern Colonies. New York: Norton, 1972. HQ1416.S65 1972

Townsend, Camilla. Pocahontas and the Powhatan Dilemma. New York: Hill and Wang, 2004. E99.P85 P5797 2004

Volo, James M. and Dorothy Denneen Volo. Family Life in 17th and 18th Century America. Westport: Greenwood Press, 2006.

Waldrup, Carole Chandler. More Colonial Women: 25 Pioneers of Early America. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland and Co., 2004 E 187.5.W36 2004

Williamson, Margaret Holmes. Powhatan Lords of Life and Death: Command and Consent in Seventeenth Century Virginia. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. E 99.P85 W55 2003

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