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Jamestown Colony
     

Jamestown Colony

by Frank Grizzard, Daniel Boyd Smith
 
Jamestown Colony is an authoritative and thorough treatment of all aspects of life in Jamestown, the first successful British colony in the New World.

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Jamestown Colony is an authoritative and thorough treatment of all aspects of life in Jamestown, the first successful British colony in the New World.

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"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." - Booklist

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

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

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

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, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/21/2007
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,127,731
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.13(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Frank E. Grizzard, Jr., is director of the Lee Family Digital Archive, an online repository of the collected papers of the historic Lee Family of Virginia located at Washington and Lee University in Charlottesville, VA. His published works include ABC-CLIO's George Washington: A Biographical Companion.

D. Boyd Smith was born and grew up in the Jamestown, VA, area and has spent most of his career in the information technology field. He has worked as an archaeologist on both prehistoric and historic sites in Virginia.

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