Jamestown, Virginia


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Jamestown, Virginia

first permanent English settlement in New World (1607). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 255]
References in periodicals archive ?
Queen Elizabeth is on a six-day visit to the United States that included ceremonies marking the 400th anniversary of the British settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, and the Kentucky Derby.
King James I of England sponsored a lottery in 1612 to help the first British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, in America and Benjamin Franklin used lotteries to buy cannon for the Revolutionary War.
Detectives say the sleepy bar in Jamestown, Virginia, was turned into a round-the-clock drinking den when locals found out he and his crew were hanging out there.
But none, from the importation of 'twenty negars' as slave cargo in Jamestown, Virginia in 1619, to Civil Rights in the 1960s, has been more compelling, vexed or for the most part sorry than that involving whites and African Americans.
The second theme addresses the arrival in 1619 in Jamestown, Virginia, of kidnapped Africans, the first of many, who resisted their situation and accompanying dehumanization and, in so doing, were able to "co-constitute" a Black Self.
Consider colonial Jamestown, Virginia, where the guarantee of an equal share nearly killed off the settlement.
In fact, there's been a steady stream of new crops to this country, carded by the unceasing human river that started with a handful of English settlers at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607.
WASHINGTON -- Jamestown Settlement, Jamestown, Virginia
Today marks the 407th anniversary of the founding of the first permanent English settlement in what is now the United States, at Jamestown, Virginia.
Now Tony, from Bedlington, had been called upon to make one to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first British settlement in America in 1607, at Jamestown, Virginia.
This two-volume set covers the time period from the first settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, through the closing of the western frontier at Wounded Knee, South Dakota, in 1890.