1607: Jamestown and the New World

1607: Jamestown and the New World

by Dennis Montgomery
     
 

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1607 vividly tells the story of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the situation of the original Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the British settlers 400 years ago, the building of the town, and modern excavations at the site. Along the way, we meet such familiar figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We also come across strange episodes of

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1607 vividly tells the story of the founding of Jamestown, recounting the situation of the original Indian inhabitants, the arrival of the British settlers 400 years ago, the building of the town, and modern excavations at the site. Along the way, we meet such familiar figures as King James, John Smith, and Pocahontas. We also come across strange episodes of cannibalism and skullduggery, heroism and romantic love. The book is a compilation of articles from Colonial Williamsburg magazine.

Editorial Reviews

Jeremy Dibbell
Extensively illustrated with both contemporary images and photographs of modern reenactments, this is a nice book for browsing while offering some interesting insights into Jamestown's nascent years.
Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
The book's debunking of traditional patriotic myths is a refreshing respite from anniversary hype.
November 2008 Journal of Southern History
Copiously illustrated in color with prints, portraits, maps, and photographs. . . . 1607: Jamestown and the New World is a useful addition to the popular literature on America's beginnings.
Virginia Magazine Of History and Biography
The book's debunking of traditional patriotic myths is a refreshing respite from anniversary hype.

November 2008 The Journal of Southern History
Copiously illustrated in color with prints, portraits, maps, and photographs. . . . 1607: Jamestown and the New World is a useful addition to the popular literature on America's beginnings.
Virginia Magazine Of History And Biography
The book's debunking of traditional patriotic myths is a refreshing respite from anniversary hype.
The Journal Of Southern History
Copiously illustrated in color with prints, portraits, maps, and photographs. . . . 1607: Jamestown and the New World is a useful addition to the popular literature on America's beginnings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742558373
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.01(w) x 10.89(h) x 0.88(d)

Meet the Author

Dennis Montgomery began his career as a writer and editor with the Associated Press in 1968. His work with Colonial Williamsburg, the journal of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, began twenty-three years later, and led him to the magazine's helm in 1998.

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