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Colonial Virginia Websites

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, the elaborately recreated capital of early Virginia, maintains a website that is part travel guide and part research hub. Virtual tours illustrate period architecture, clothing and daily life. The research tab links students to scholarly articles, selected primary sources, manuscript collections and colonial newspapers.

Plantation Life

Gunston Hall Plantation, built by Revolutionary statesman George Mason during the 1750, has an excellent website. In addition to useful material about Mason, the site offers virtual tours, rich images of the plantation, and extensive information about the activities and materials that filled daily life.

Virginia's Aristocracy

The Virginia Historical Society website includes a searchable collection of digital images and several useful online exhibits, including one on colonial Virginia's family dynasties.

Slavery Images

The University of Virginia and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities have posted more than 1200 digital images relating to slavery.

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