Colonial Search for a Southern Eden / Edition 2

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Overview

European imperialists began to dream of other kinds of wealth besides gold in the New World

Louis Booker Wright was a graduate of Wofford College, and was at various times a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a Benjamin Franklin Medalist, and he held honorary degrees from, among others, Princeton, Tulane, and California State University-Fulerton. He was the author of a number of books, including The Atlantic Frontier: Colonial American Civilization 1607-1763, Gold, Glory, and the Gospel: the Adventurous Lives of the Renaissance Explorers, Culture on the Moving Frontier, and The Dream of Prosperity in Colonial America. At the time of the preparation of this work he was Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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"This interesting little volume . . . represents an interpretation of the persistent dream which influenced England to establish colonies in the southern region of the Atlantic seaboard. The author concentrates upon the single theme of the motivations for and the implications of the colonization by England in what is now the southern United States. [This book] is extremely interesting and well written." —Alabama Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817351809
  • Publisher: University of Alabama Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2005
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Booker Wright was a graduate of Wofford College, and was at various times a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, a Benjamin Franklin Medalist, and held honorary degrees from, among others, Princeton, Tulane, and California State University-Fullerton. He was the author of a number of books, including The Atlantic Frontier: Colonial American Civilization 1607-1763, Gold, Glory, and the Gospel: the Adventurous Lives of the Renaissance Explorers, Culture on the Moving Frontier, and The Dream of Prosperity in Colonial America. At the time of the preparation of this work he was Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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Table of Contents

I The Elizabethan dream of wealth 1
II Imperial prosperity from Southern plantations 21
III Eden and Utopia south of Virginia 41
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