The Jamestown Adventure

The Jamestown Adventure

Accounts of the Virginia Colony, 1605–1614

eBook - 2004
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Jamestown is well known as the first permanent English settlement in the New World; largely unknown is how fragile that permanence was. This volume collects contemporary accounts of the first successful colony in the first thirteen United States. The earliest text dates from 1605, two years before the first landing; the last describes events up to 1614, when the marriage of Pocahontas and John Rolfe secured a brief measure of peace for the beleaguered colony. Most of the accounts were written by the colonists themselves; others reflect the perceptions and expectations of investors and observers back in England, while two reveal the keen and hostile interest taken in the colony by England's chief rival, Spain
Publisher: Winston-Salem, NC : John F. Blair, Publisher, 2004
ISBN: 9780895874399
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Southern, Ed 1972-- Editor


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