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Year 1 - Fellows Research
Richards Maxwell - Albemarle

Download Research Product (.zip/332 KB)

Topic Question

What roles did children play in the first successful English Colony Jamestown?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Crandall Shifflett
Virginia Tech
Project Director for “Virtual Jamestown”
Professor of History & Director of Graduate Studies


Lance Weisend - Albemarle

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Topic Question

How did Bacon's Rebellion affect the development of Virginian's political institutions and attitudes in the last quarter of the 17th century?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Scot French
University of Virginia
Director, VCDH
Professor of History and African-American Studies

Krishna Kishore - Charlottesville

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Topic Question

What effect did the House of Burgesses have on the creation of other colonial assemblies? What relationship, if any, did the House of Burgesses have with the other colonial legislatures?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Peter S. Onuf,
University of Virginia
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History

Margie Roache - Charlottesville


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Topic Question

When and how did slavery begin in Virginia? What were the issues that changed from the indentured servants in 1619, to the legalization of slavery in 1661?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Lauranette L. Lee
Virginia Historical Society
Curator of.African American History



Teresa Beahm - Greene County

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Topic Question

Besides his famous speech and the Stamp Act Resolutions, what other important contributions did Patrick Henry provide to Virginia and the United States during his governorships?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Jon Kukla,
Patrick Henry Nat’l Memorial – Red Hill
Executive Vice-President of the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation


Holly Newman - Greene County

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Topic Question

A Plateau on the Playing Field: World War Two’s Effect on the Civil Rights Movement

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Ed Ayers
University of Virginia
Dean of the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Hugh P. Kelly Professor of History


Tamie Campbell - Madison

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Topic Question

What influence did the League of the Iroquois have on the formation of the U.S. Constitution? What is the history of the official recognition or lack thereof this influence on America's democracy?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Dan Thorpe,
Virginia Tech
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History


Lee Sellinger - Madison

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Topic Question

How did Indians, women, and enslaved and free African-Americans contribute to the vision of freedom during the Revolutionary period and therefore the infancy of our democratic heritage?

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Dan Thorpe,
Virginia Tech
Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History


Rachel Carlton - Orange

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Topic Question

What is the history of Jim Crow in Orange County?

Scholar Advisor


Dr. Joseph Miller
University of Virginia
T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor (1972)
Early Africa, Slavery, Slave Trade, World History



Teresa King - Orange

Download Research Product (.zip/16 KB)

Topic Question

How religious were the Virginians of the 17th century? How does religion in Virginia compare to that of Puritan New England (1600s)?

Scholar Advisor


Dr. Ben Ray
University of Virginia
Professor of Religious Studies
The Daniels Family Distinguished Teaching Professor



Chris Bunin

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Topic Question

County Seats

Scholar Advisor

Dr. Robert Morrill
Virginia Tech
Professor Emeritus and Co-Coordinator, Va. Geographic Alliance

 

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