WOMEN, FAMILY, AND GENDER

1587

Arrival of first English women at Roanoke; all vanish from English view by 1590.

1607

Jamestown colonists all initially male; first Englishwomen arrive a year later.

1614

Marriage of John Rolfe and Pocahontas.

1620

Arrival of first English women at Plymouth.

1637–38

Civil and religious trials of Anne Hutchinson.

1656–86

Cockacoeske, “queen” of the Pamunkeys of Virginia, wields power.

1676

Mary Rowlandson taken hostage in King Philip's in Massachusetts.

1660

Mary Dyer, Quaker missionary in New England, executed.

1662

Virginia law makes slavery heritable through the mother.

1691

Virginia prohibits interracial marriages.

1692

Salem witchcraft trials.

1697

Decline in interest of mainland colonies in accepting English women convicts ...

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