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Were there no "white" people in Virginia between 1619 and 1679?

The back cover of historian and scholar Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race, Volume 1: Racial Oppression and Social Control quotes the late Mr. Allen

When the first Africans arrived in Virginia in 1619, there were no 'white' people there; nor, according to the colonial records, would there be for another sixty years.

Is the notable quote by Theodore W. Allen correct?