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Overview

The stories in this book, drawn from the pages of the popular history magazine Colonial Williamsburg, are gathered here to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first English settlement in North America. Written by prominent historians and journalists and lavishly illustrated with period illustrations and dramatically reconstructed scenes, 1607: Jamestown and the New World highlights: Indian life before and after 1607, the business behind Jamestown, Pocahontas's rescue of John Smith, the Starving Time and reports of cannibalism, the origins of representative government, archaeologists' rediscovery of the original fort.
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Editorial Reviews

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.
Virginia Magazine Of History and Biography
The book's debunking of traditional patriotic myths is a refreshing respite from anniversary hype.
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.
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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742558380
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 8.64 (w) x 10.62 (h) x 0.67 (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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Table of Contents


Foreword     vii
Preface     ix
Shadows on the Land   Allan C. Fisher Jr.     1
Virginias Father   Bruce P. Lenman     16
The Virginia Company of London   Dennis Montgomery     23
Captain John Smith   Dennis Montgomery     35
Captain John Smith's Christmas   Dennis Montgomery     47
"No fayre Lady"   Ivor Noel Hume     53
Romancing-Pocahontas   Dennis Montgomery     64
"We are starved"   Ivor Noel Hume     68
"Things which seame incredible"   Mark Nicholls     75
"Such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of"   Dennis Montgomery     82
The Mystery of Sir George Somers and His Bermuda Triangle   Ivor Noel Hume     86
The Reverend Robert Hunt   Lewis Wright     94
John Clarke's Tale   Andrew Gardner     100
Henricus   Mary Miley Theobald     109
No Wine Before It's Time   Charles M. Holloway     115
Tobbacco   Allan C. Fisher Jr.     123
Sailor, Soldier, Scoundrel   Michael Lombardi     131
Pocahontas's LondonChristmas   Ivor Noel Hume     138
Footprints on the Past   D. A. Saguto     144
"Accepte our poore indevour"   David Robinson     151
Historical Rivalry   James Axtell     162
"The tyme appointed"   Mary Miley Theobald     171
How Was "the tyme appointed"?   Anthony Aveni     178
Chanco's Reward   Dennis Montgomery     185
Doctor John Pott   Ivor Noel Hume     188
"The unfortunate Accident"   Dennis Montgomery     195
Jamestown Rediscovered   Will Molineux     202
About the Contributors     210
Index     211
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