Jamestown Colony

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Four centuries after its founding, Jamestown has become the stuff of movies, legend, and tourism. This important work treats the reality behind the legends—Pocahontas, John Rolfe, Powhatan, John Smith, and others—and puts the stories into a broader context. More than 250 A–Z entries detail the colonial strategies, military considerations, political realities, and personal privations that went into the creation of the first enduring beachhead in the British effort to colonize the...

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Overview

Four centuries after its founding, Jamestown has become the stuff of movies, legend, and tourism. This important work treats the reality behind the legends—Pocahontas, John Rolfe, Powhatan, John Smith, and others—and puts the stories into a broader context. More than 250 A–Z entries detail the colonial strategies, military considerations, political realities, and personal privations that went into the creation of the first enduring beachhead in the British effort to colonize the New World.

Based on primary sources and ongoing archaeological work, this book is the most comprehensive look at life in Jamestown. The reader will find detailed scholarship on all the familiar names along with the stories of the lesser known, told in their own words when possible. Published in the quadricentennial of Jamestown's founding, this solid reference is an invaluable resource for the student and history buff.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"This volume is well written and well researched, and belongs in all collections relating to Colonial America."

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ARBA

"Based on current scholarship, this work will have value long after the anniversary observances are over, and academic and large public libraries will want to acquire it."

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Booklist

"This volume should prove useful as it brings together many sources that may not be readily available in smaller collections."

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School Library Journal

"Highly recommended. Lower-/upper-level undergraduates and general readers."

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School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up-This ambitiously titled compendium brings together many facets of the settlement's history in a format that is accessible to younger report writers as well as to serious researchers. An extensive introductory essay details the 16th- and 17th-century political and economic factors that affected the establishment of Jamestown and its subsequent history. The first half of the book is devoted to encyclopedia-style entries on a variety of topics, including people, places, and significant events. The other half, "Selected Writings," contains excerpts from primary-source materials (snippets of which are also scattered throughout the text as sidebars). The problem of the one-sided nature of many accounts of the settlement is addressed by the inclusion of cross-references and further-reading suggestions after each entry. These are especially valuable when looking up a specific topic. The writing style is more conversational than that in many reference books (on the construction of Civil War trenches: "One cringes at the thought of what was lost during the building of those fortifications"). Native peoples are discussed primarily in terms of their interactions with the Europeans; however, the authors carefully differentiate between the various tribal groups within the area and include information about their present-day status. Black-and-white engravings, drawings, paintings, and a few maps and contemporary photographs appear throughout the encyclopedia section. This volume should prove useful as it brings together many sources that may not be readily available in smaller collections.-Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst, St. Christopher's School, Richmond, VA

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781851096374
  • Publisher: ABC-Clio, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/21/2007
  • Pages: 506
  • Sales rank: 1,431,944
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.13 (d)

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