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From the Publisher"These scholars present us with research that maps out current trends in history writing on the Atlantic world."
"A Herculean task of integration. . . . [Mancall] carries off this task with sophistication and grace."
"The essays . . . do a fine job of explicating parts of the economic, political, scientific, and ideological milieu out of which the Virginia experiment emerged."
"Studded with sparkling essays, some of which should become required reading."
— Journal of Southern History
"An impressive volume. . . . Deserve[s] high praise."
— Virginia Magazine
"This collection succeeds in dramatically broadening our perspective on the global context of early American history. . . . A magnificent array of the best scholars working in the field today, and these essays will only contribute to their status."
— Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History
"[A] very fine edited collection. . . . A rewarding read and an important reminder that the first permanent English settlement in North America survived."
— Journal of British Studies
"With contributions from many of the most preeminent historians in the field, this work belongs in every college/university library."
Beautifully produced, the book will maintain its place on many a bookshelf long after the four hundredth anniversary of Jamestown is a distant memory.
—Carla Gardina Pestana, Miami University