Curiosity: Geography and Founding of the Southern Colonies

Full Video |03:56

Curiosity: Geography and Founding of the Southern Colonies

Full Video |03:56

Describes the founding of the southern colonies beginning in 1607 with Jamestown. The program explores the difficulties experienced by European colonists settling in the area, examines how the geography of the region led to the development and distribution of cash crops, and reveals the southern colonies' reliance on indentured servants and enslaved people from Africa.

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Related Topics

  • 1607
  • 1634
  • 1663
  • 1712
  • British
  • cash crop
  • Cecilius Calbert
  • Charles II
  • colonist
  • colony
  • enslaved worker

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