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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Queen Njinga of Ndongo”

Primary Source Image Citation “Queen Njinga of Ndongo (1582-1663) Presented to the Portuguese Governor,” Engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20.  Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Me

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Primary Source: Diallo Portrait

Primary Source Image Citation Portrait of Ayuba Suleiman Diallo, attributed to William Hoare, circa 1733, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2014.4. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VUS.3c; US1.4c; US1.5d Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies Summary and Significance This painting portrays Ayuba Suleiman Diallo. It is one of two versions of

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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Woman Hoeing”

Primary Source Image Citation “Woman Hoeing,” engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies

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Primary Source: Alamandini’s “Portuguese Priests Baptizing Africans”

Primary Source Image Citation “Portuguese Priests Baptizing Africans,” Engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JYF2002.20. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.3e, VUS.2b Meets National Standards of Learning

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Digital Library: Teaching with Primary Sources

Explore our growing digital collection of primary sources, which include author background, image analysis and suggested classroom inquiries. [caption id="attachment_38835" align="alignleft" width="251"] “Woman Hoeing,” engraving by Fortunato da Alemandini after a watercolor by Giovani Antonio Cavazzi da Montecuccolo in Istorica Descrittione De’ Tre Regni Congo, Matamba, et Angola, 1687. Ja

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The Quartering Acts

On the morning of October 20, 1768, Sheriff Greenleaf of the town of Boston forcibly entered the Manufactory House. He was there to evict the people living inside so that the building could be turned into barracks for soldiers. In an ironic twist, he was detained by the residents instead. He called out for help, and British soldiers came to his aid, freeing him and surrounding the Manufactory Hous

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A History of Bacon’s Rebellion in Six Sources

In September 1676, Jamestown went up in flames, literally. A man named Nathaniel Bacon, along with an army of about 150 colonists, gleefully watched it burn to “cinders and ashes.” How did the situation in Virginia get so bad that the king’s subjects set fire to the colony’s capital? The story of Bacon’s Rebellion does, ironically, start with pigs. Bacon’s Rebellion broke out in 1676 in res

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Primary Source: De Bry’s “Their sitting at meate”

Primary Source Image Citation “Their sitting at meate,” engraving by Theodor de Bry after a watercolor of John White, 1577-1590. From A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, 1590. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JS84.11.05. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.2d, VS.2e, VS.2f, US1.3c, US1.5a Meets National Standards of Learning for Social Studies

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Primary Source: De Bry’s “The browyllinge of their fishe over the flame”

Primary Source Image Citation “The browyllinge of their fishe over the flame,” engraving by Theodor de Bry after a watercolor of John White, 1577-1590. From A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, 1590. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JS84.01.09. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.2d, VS.2e, VS.2f, US1.3c, US1.5a Meets National Standards of Learning

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Primary Source: De Bry’s “A weroan or great Lorde of Virginia”

Primary Source Image Citation “A weroan or great Lorde of Virginia,” engraving by Theodor de Bry after a watercolor of John White, 1577-1590. From A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, 1590. Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, JS84.11.02. Standards and Skills Virginia Standards of Learning: VS.2d, VS.2e, VS.2f, US1.3c, US1.5a Meets National Standards of Learning for Socia

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