Love And Hate In Jamestown

Author: David A. Price
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030742670X
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Love And Hate In Jamestown from the Author: David A. Price. A New York Times Notable Book and aSan Jose Mercury News Top 20 Nonfiction Book of 2003In 1606, approximately 105 British colonists sailed to America, seeking gold and a trade route to the Pacific. Instead, they found disease, hunger, and hostile natives. Ill prepared for such hardship, the men responded with incompetence and infighting; only the leadership of Captain John Smith averted doom for the first permanent English settlement in the New World.The Jamestown colony is one of the great survival stories of American history, and this book brings it fully to life for the first time. Drawing on extensive original documents, David A. Price paints intimate portraits of the major figures from the formidable monarch Chief Powhatan, to the resourceful but unpopular leader John Smith, to the spirited Pocahontas, who twice saved Smith’s life. He also gives a rare balanced view of relations between the settlers and the natives and debunks popular myths about the colony. This is a superb work of history, reminding us of the horrors and heroism that marked the dawning of our nation. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Jamestown

Author: KidCaps
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1621072916
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Jamestown from the Author: KidCaps. The weather is starting to get very cold. It is December of 1607, and Captain John Smith is one of the men who are in charge of the Jamestown colony. Things are not going well. They have been in America for about eight months, and winter is almost here. Even so, they have hardly any food, their living conditions are poor, and they did not have time to plant any crops in the time since they arrived. So begins the fascinating history of Jamestown! Inside these pages, you'll discover what brought the settlers there, what they did there, and most importantly: what was it like to be a kid at the Jamestown settlement. KidCaps is an imprint of BookCaps Study Guides; with dozens of books published every month, there's sure to be something just for you! Visit our website to find out more.

Jamestown

Author: Matthew Sharpe
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
ISBN: 1933368608
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Jamestown from the Author: Matthew Sharpe. After the cataclysmic decimation of the Chrysler Building, a band of survivors sets out to establish an outpost in Virginia with the intention of finding oil and exploiting the region's Native American controllers.

Jamestown Colony

Author: Frank E. Grizzard
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 185109637X
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Jamestown Colony from the Author: Frank E. Grizzard. Presents a history of the British colony, covering such aspects as daily life, politics, economics, important historical figures, and the native American tribes that interacted with the colonists.

Jamestown

Author: Jennifer Quasha
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823957019
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Jamestown from the Author: Jennifer Quasha. An introduction to the first English settlement at Jamestown, Virginia, with step-by-step instructions for a variety of related projects including a topographical map of the settlement, a model Jamestown house, and wooden spoon puppets.

Jamestown Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 9780635063175
Size: 45.43 MB
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Jamestown Trivia from the Author: Carole Marsh. Sure, you know America got started when some folks came to Jamestown from England. You know those folks came searching for gold and other untold treasures. You know those folks were looking for a shortcut to the Orient. You know some of those folks came because they wanted to, and others came because they were told to come. But DID YOU KNOW... Colonial kids either had to find or make their own toys? One of the Jamestown settlers may have been a cannibal? Christopher Newport, a captain of one of the ships, only had one arm? When Haley's Comet crossed the sky before the journey overseas began it was considered bad luck? John Smith became an explosives expert by reading books? ...In the first years at Jamestown, colonists faced a one in seven chance of staying alive! ...The colonists saved their ear wax for the tailors to use to thread their needles? ...The colonists mostly buried folks naked so they could reuse the dead's clothing?

Jamestown

Author: Catherine E. Dean
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738592091
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Jamestown from the Author: Catherine E. Dean. In May 1607, three ships arrived at Jamestown bearing settlers who would establish the first enduring English colony in North America. Although it initially struggled to survive, the settlement eventually prospered and became the capital of Virginia. Jamestown is best known for its inhabitants John Smith and Pocahontas; however, it should also be remembered for its role in the establishment of the English language, Protestant faith, and representative government in America. The site of the 1607 James Fort and 17th-century city have been preserved through the efforts of Preservation Virginia and the National Park Service. A popular tourist destination since the 19th century, Historic Jamestowne has welcomed millions of visitors over the years, many of whom attended the 1907 Jamestown Tercentennial Exposition and the 1957 Jamestown Festival, which celebrated Jamestown's important legacy as America's birthplace.

Jamestown

Author: Tim McNeese
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438101171
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Jamestown from the Author: Tim McNeese. In 1607, American Indians, hidden along the banks of a Virginia river, watched as three boats filled with bearded strangers sailed upstream. For more than a century, the Spanish had been busy establishing an empire in the New World, far to the south. Meanwhile, other Europeans began launching their own colonial efforts in lands that for many centuries had been home to tens of thousands of Native Americans. These newly arrived strangers riding upstream were Englishmen, ready to take great risks in the name of their king as they reached the unknown shores of what is today Chesapeake Bay. They would settle on an island in a river they named for their king - James. Just in time to celebrate the 400th anniversary of its settlement, Jamestown treats students to a fully illustrated and highly readable history of the first permanent English colony in North America.

Jamestown Virginia

Author: Dennis B. Fradin
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761421221
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Jamestown Virginia from the Author: Dennis B. Fradin. Describes the colonization of America by England, and how its first successful colony, in Jamestown, Virginia, managed to survive and then thrive.

Round About Jamestown

Author: J. E. Davis
Publisher: Heritage Books
ISBN: 0788422197
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Round About Jamestown from the Author: J. E. Davis. The geographic area covered in this volume is that place first occupied by English colonists in Virginia; that is, the area lying between the James and York rivers, and extending from Jamestown and Williamsburg to Fort Monroe. Ranging over the seventeent