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HIST 2111 - Hensley (Floyd) - Spring 2023: Assignment Topics

Take-Home Essay Instructions

Topic Choices

  1. Were the English settlers in Tsenacommacah (Virginia) weaker or stronger than the Powhatan in the years before the 1650s? Explain your answer, and consider the opposite argument.  
  2. What does the conflict between the English settlers in Virginia and the Powhatan tell us about the differences in these cultures’ worldviews and interests?  
  3. How did English settlers tailor their accounts of interactions with the Powhatan for English audiences? Why would they have done this?  
  4. With instructor permission, you may write on another research question of your choosing. 

HIST 2111 Topics.docx

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