Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony / Edition 2by Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Pub. Date: 02/25/2007
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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: The Abandoned Colony 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, collecting 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.
About the Author:
Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Silver Professor of History at New York University
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Table of Contents
List of Illustrations ix
Preface to the Second Edition xi
Preface to the First Edition xiii
England's Bid For Greatness 1
The First Colony: A Military Outpost 13
The Carolina Algonquians on the Eve of Colonization 41
The Strained Relationship of Indians and Colonists 65
The Debate Over Colonies 87
A Genuine Settlement 105
Abandonment at Roanoke 119
Epilogue: The Nature of Successful Colonization 159
Afterwords, 2007 169
About the author 191
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