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Immigration in Colonial Times


During the American colonial period, 1607-1775, thousands upon thousands of Europeans and Africans voyaged from their native lands to the uncertainties and hardships of the New World. Some came as free men and women, some as servants, some as prisoners, and some as slaves. This Jackdaw portrays these early emigrants, examines why and how they came and where they located. Hands-on documents — list of passengers, large gravestone rubbing, an early map, letters — personalize the wide range of social strata and geography characterizing to this topic. Historian: Mary Stetson Clarke. The contents of this Jackdaw feature:

  • Reason for Immigration
  • English Emigrants
  • Non-English Emigrants
  • The Perilous Crossing
  • Conditions of Emigrations
Historical Documents
  • List of passengers on the Mayflower.
  • Rubbing from a Massachusetts gravestone, 1680.
  • Letter from a colonist in Georgia, 1732, and a transcript.
  • The Virginia Gazette, September 17-24, 1836.
  • The earliest printed map of Detroit, 1764.
  • Statement of figures from a Spanish expedition to California, 1769, and a translation.
  • Page of prayers to be used at sea, 1636.
  • An indenture, 1731, and a transcript.
  • Pamphlet, “Notes on the Slave Trade,” 1757.
  • Ballad, “The Trappan `d Maiden.”
Study Guide / Lesson Plan – Reproducible Activities

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