The Jamestown Project

The Jamestown Project

by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
     
 

Despite the original settlers' dependence on the Chesapeake Algonquians and strained relations with their London backers, they forged a colony that survived where others had failed. Reconfiguring the myth of Jamestown's failure, Kupperman shows how the settlement's messy first decade actually represented a period of ferment in which individuals were learning how to… See more details below

Overview

Despite the original settlers' dependence on the Chesapeake Algonquians and strained relations with their London backers, they forged a colony that survived where others had failed. Reconfiguring the myth of Jamestown's failure, Kupperman shows how the settlement's messy first decade actually represented a period of ferment in which individuals were learning how to make a colony work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674024748
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2007
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.27(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: Creation Myths     1
Elizabethan England Engages the World     12
Adventurers, Opportunities, and Improvisation     43
Indian Experience of the Atlantic     73
English Hunger for the New     109
Grasping America's Contours     145
A Welter of Colonial Projects     183
Jamestown's Uncertain Beginnings     210
The Project Revised     241
James Cittie in Virginia     278
Notes     329
Index     371

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