An original starter home—the Jamestown Colony’s attempts to attract women settlers

Most of the original settlers of the Jamestown Colony in 1607 in Virginia were men. And because the colony had so few women, many of the men left. Thus a program to provide financial incentives to attract women to the colony to marry men they had never met.

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The Mail-Order Brides of Jamestown, Virginia

By Marcia Zug

The Atlantic

August 31, 2106

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