Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony / Edition 2

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Overview

In telling the tragic and heroic story of Roanoke, the “lost colony,” award-winning historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman recovers the earliest days of English exploration and settlement in America—the often forgotten years before Jamestown and the landing of the Mayflower.

Roanoke explores Britain’s attempt to establish a firm claim to North America in the hope that colonies would make England wealthy and powerful. Kupperman brings to life the men and women who struggled to carve out a settlement in an inhospitable environment on the Carolina coast and the complex Native American cultures they encountered. She reveals the mixture of goals and challenges that led to the colony’s eventual abandonment, and discusses the theories about what might have become of the first English settlers in the New World as they adapted to life as Indians.

With a new preface and afterword written by the author, Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony brings the fascinating story of America’s earliest settlement up-to-date, bringing together new work from scholars in a variety of fields. The story of Roanoke remains endlessly fascinating. It is a tale marked by courage, miscalculation, exhilaration, intrigue, and mystery.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742552630
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/25/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 527,705
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 5.82 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Silver Professor of History at New York University. She is the award-winning author of Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America and Providence Island, 1630–1641: The Other Puritan Colony.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: England's Bid for Greatness
Chapter 2: The First Colony: A Military Outpost
Chapter 3: Expectations
Chapter 4: The Carolina Algonquians on the Eve of Colonization
Chapter 5: The Strained Relationship of Indians and Colonists
Chapter 6: The Debate Over Colonies
Chapter 7: A Genuine Settlement
Chapter 8: Abandonment at Roanoke
Chapter 9: Endings
Epilogue: The Nature of Successful Colonization
Afterword

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