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Foraging, Gardening, and Cookery in Colonial Virginia

Foraging, Gardening, and Cookery in Colonial Virginia

Courtesy of Harper's Weekly

Courtesy of Harper's Weekly

In British colonial Virginia, Native Americans shared their foraging, gardening, and cookery include the multiple ways they ate corn. using corn's versatility even in the most humble of kitchens. The transition to slavery in the Americas occurred slowly over many years and that process began in Virginia with Bacon's Rebellion in 1676 named after it's leader yeoman farmer Daniel Bacon. It's best described as an armed multi ethnic movement of indentured servants including Native Americans, African Americans, and poor disgruntled European farmers against landed elites who monopolized colonial institutions and access to land to grow food.

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