Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America / Edition 1

Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America / Edition 1

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by James Horn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465030955

ISBN-13: 9780465030958

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Basic Books


Although it was the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown is too often overlooked in the writing of American history. Founded thirteen years before the Mayflower sailed, Jamestown’s courageous settlers have been overshadowed ever since by the pilgrims of Plymouth. But as historian James Horn demonstrates in this vivid and…  See more details below

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Although it was the first permanent English settlement in North America, Jamestown is too often overlooked in the writing of American history. Founded thirteen years before the Mayflower sailed, Jamestown’s courageous settlers have been overshadowed ever since by the pilgrims of Plymouth. But as historian James Horn demonstrates in this vivid and meticulously researched account, Jamestown-not Plymouth-was the true crucible of American history. Jamestown introduced slavery into English-speaking North America; it became the first of England’s colonies to adopt a representative government; and it was the site of the first white-Indian clashes over territorial expansion. As we approach the four-hundredth anniversary of Jamestown in 2007, A Land As God Made It offers the definitive account of the colony that give rise to America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465030958
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
513,043
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

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Land as God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very interesting and easy to read. Filled with facts and details rarely discussed in history classes or documentarys. I will definatley read more of James Horn's books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written by a delightful author I had the priviledge to interview. Fascinating reading.
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Nicole McGowan More than 1 year ago
I love all James Horn books
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