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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 ...
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1607: Jamestown and the New World

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Overview

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.
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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: 9780742569003
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/21/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 518,256
  • File size: 181 MB
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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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