1607: Jamestown and the New World

1607: Jamestown and the New World

by Dennis Montgomery
     
 

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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

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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 reports of cannibalism, the origins of representative government, archaeologists' rediscovery of the original fort.

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.
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.
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.
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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742558380
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2007
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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