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.


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.

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 Trivia

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 9780635063175
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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?


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.

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

Jamestown The Truth Revealed

Author: William M. Kelso
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813939941
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Jamestown The Truth Revealed from the Author: William M. Kelso. What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting, and those curious about the birthplace of the United States have had little to turn to except dramatic and often highly fictionalized reports. In Jamestown, the Truth Revealed, William Kelso takes us literally to the soil where the Jamestown colony began, unearthing footprints of a series of structures, beginning with the James Fort, to reveal fascinating evidence of the lives and deaths of the first settlers, of their endeavors and struggles, and new insight into their relationships with the Virginia Indians. He offers up a lively but fact-based account, framed around a narrative of the archaeological team's exciting discoveries. Unpersuaded by the common assumption that James Fort had long ago been washed away by the James River, William Kelso and his collaborators estimated the likely site for the fort and began to discover its extensive remains, including palisade walls, bulwarks, interior buildings, a well, a warehouse, and several pits. More than 2,000,000 objects were cataloged, more than half dating to the time of Queen Elizabeth and King James. In the time since that major find, roughly coinciding with Jamestown’s quadricentennial, Kelso and his team have made several critical discoveries. He describes the recent excavations of numerous additional buildings, including the settlement’s first church, which served as the burial place of four Jamestown leaders, the governor’s row house during the term of Samuel Argall, and substantial dump sites, which are troves for archaeologists. He also recounts how researchers confirmed the practice of survival cannibalism in the colony following the recovery from an abandoned cellar bakery of the cleaver-scarred remains of a young English girl. CT scanning and computer graphics have even allowed researchers to put a face on this victim of the brutal winter of 1609-10, a period that has come to be known as the "starving time." Refuting the now decades-old stereotype that attributed the high mortality rate of the Jamestown settlers to their laziness and ineptitude, Jamestown, the Truth Revealed produces a vivid picture of the settlement that is far more complex, incorporating the most recent archaeology and using twenty-first-century technology to give Jamestown its rightful place in history and thus contributing to a broader understanding of the transatlantic world.


Author: Karen E. Livsey
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738575667
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Jamestown from the Author: Karen E. Livsey. Jamestown, named for James Prendergast, evolved from the first settlement in 1810 at "The Rapids" on Chautauqua Lake's outlet. His sawmill, erected in 1811, used the available waterpower to help expand the settlement. Continued use of the waterpower and the area's abundant natural resources developed the manufacturing of furniture, textiles, and tools. Lumbering, farming, and industries undertaken by the hardworking settlers transformed Jamestown into an internationally known city with fine homes, successful businesses, and recreation opportunities on the lake and in the surrounding countryside.