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English investors and travelers to Virginia had a vision of the land and the people they would encounter based on travel accounts by explorers, objects, and images from the “new world.” Smithsonian Curator Barbara Clark Smith discusses the Virginia Company – the investors in the 1607 voyage to Virginia – and their initial hopes for a colony in America.

Source: Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media, John Smith Map: The Virginia Company, (Fairfax, VA, 2006), accessed September 19, 2011. Full video and lesson in Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and Loudoun County Public Schools, “Source Analysis: John Smith Map” Foundations of U.S. History, accessed September 16, 2011.


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