1619: Jamestown And The Forging Of American Democracy


Author: James Horn



Along the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course of history. In the newly built church at Jamestown, the General Assembly–the first gathering of a representative governing body in America–came together. A few weeks later, a battered privateer entered the Chesapeake Bay carrying the first African slaves to land on mainland English America.

Written by Jamestown Rediscovery’s own President and Chief Officer, Dr. James Horn.


Author: James Horn

Published: 2018

Pages: 288


ISBN: 9780465064694



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