What can passenger lists from ships arriving in North American colonies tell us about those who immigrated? And what can those characteristics tell us about life in the colonies themselves? In this lesson, students critically examine the passenger lists of ships headed to New England and Virginia to better understand English colonial life in the 1630s.
Image: Map of Atlantic Coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay to Florida by Joan Vinckeboons, 1639?. From the Library of Congress.