Marriages that shaped the new world

-BLUFFTON TODAY, 22 JUNE 2016, FEAT. PROF. MARCIA ZUG:

Your package finally arrived.

You placed the order weeks ago, and the waiting began. Every day, you checked your mailbox, certain that it would come, and you were disappointed… until today. You have what you wanted, and as you’ll see in “Buying a Bride” by Marcia A. Zug, that can be a life-changing thing.

It was 1619 and the Virginia colony of Jamestown was in a bad way.

As if the normal hardships — cold, hunger, injuries — weren’t enough, the colonists were facing one thing that literally made them abandon their communities. There was a serious shortage of women. <Read More>