The African Experience in Colonial Virginia

Essays on the 1619 Arrival and the Legacy of Slavery

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About the Book

The State of Virginia recognizes that the 1619 landing of Africans at Point Comfort (present-day Hampton) as a complicated beginning. This collection of new essays reckons with this historical fact, with discussions if the impacts 400 years later. Chapters cover different perspectives about the “20 and odd” who landed, offering insights into how enslavement continues to affect the lives of their descendants. The often overlooked experiences of women in enslavement are discussed.

About the Author(s)

Colita Nichols Fairfax is a professor and Honors College Senior Faculty Fellow at Norfolk State University. She is also co-chairman of the City of Hampton 2019 Commemorative Commission, is a member of the State of Virginia’s 2019 Commission’s African Arrival Committee, and vice-chairman of the State of Virginia’s Board of Historic Resources.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Colita Nichols Fairfax
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: index
Copyright Date: 2020
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7808-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4002-0
Imprint: McFarland