1607: Jamestown and the New World

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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 ...
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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

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.
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.
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.
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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
  • Sales rank: 975,064
  • 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

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Shadows on the Land Chapter 4 Virginia's Father Chapter 5 The Virginia Company of London Chapter 6 Captain John Smith Chapter 7 Captain John Smith's Christmas Chapter 8 "no fayre Lady" Chapter 9 Romancing Pocahontas Chapter 10 "we are starved" Chapter 11 "things which seame incredible" Chapter 12 "such a dish as powdered wife I never heard of" Chapter 13 The Mystery of Sir George Somers and His Bermuda Triangle Chapter 14 The Revered Robert Hunt Chapter 15 John Clarke's Tale Chapter 16 Henricus Chapter 17 No Wine Before It's Time Chapter 18 Tobacco Chapter 19 Sailor, Soldier, Scoundrel Chapter 20 Pocahontas's London Christmas Chapter 21 Footprints on the Past Chapter 22 "accepte our poore indevour" Chapter 23 Historical Rivalry Chapter 24 "the tyme appointed" Chapter 25 How Was "the tyme appointed"? Chapter 26 Chanco's Reward Chapter 27 Doctor John Pott Chapter 28 "the unfortunate Accident" Chapter 29 Jamestown Rediscovered
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