About the Author

Catherine Denial is an Associate Professor of History at Knox College in Galesburg, IL. Since 2000, she has worked on curriculum development in Iowa through Bringing History Home, a TAH grant-funded project.

Labor and Trade in Colonial America

John White, The Indian Village of Secoton (1585-86)


John White was one of the first Englishmen to visit North America, and his artwork captured his impressions of life in what would one day be North and South Carolina. In this illustration, White shows corn cultivation—a female responsibility in many Native communities—and shows men and women engaged in different tasks.


Virginia Center for Digital History, University of Virginia. Virtual Jamestown. 2007. Accessed May 1, 2012. Licensed by the Trustees of the British Museum.