Jamestown, the Buried Truth

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Author: William M. Kelso

Publisher: Intermedio Editores

ISBN: 9780813925639

Category: History

Page: 238

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Reports the interpretations of the Jamestown excavation site findings.

Jamestown, the Truth Revealed

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Author: William M. Kelso

Publisher: University of Virginia Press

ISBN: 0813939941

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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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. 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 unearth its extensive remains, including palisade walls, bulwarks, interior buildings, a well, a warehouse, and several pits. By Jamestown’s quadricentennial over 2 million objects were cataloged, more than half dating to the time of Queen Elizabeth and King James. Kelso’s work has continued with 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 rowhouse 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, thereby contributing to a broader understanding of the transatlantic world.

Governor’s Houses and State Houses of British Colonial America, 1607–1783

An Historical, Architectural and Archaeological Survey

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Author: Hoke P. Kimball,Bruce Henson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147662593X

Category: Art

Page: 492

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 This comprehensive survey of British colonial governors’ houses and buildings used as state houses or capitols in the North American colonies begins with the founding of the Virginia Colony and ends with American independence. In addition to the 13 colonies that became the United States in 1783, the study includes three colonies in present-day Florida and Canada—East Florida, West Florida and the Province of Quebec—obtained by Great Britain after the French and Indian War.

A Tale of Two Colonies

What Really Happened in Virginia and Bermuda?

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Author: Virginia Bernhard

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826219519

Category: History

Page: 220

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In this fascinating tale of England's first two New World colonies, Bernhard links Virginia and Bermuda in a series of unintended consequences resulting from natural disaster, ignorance of native cultures, diplomatic intrigue, and the fateful arrival of the first Africans in both colonies. --from publisher description

The Shipwreck That Saved Jamestown

The Sea Venture Castaways and the Fate of America

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Author: Lorri Glover,Daniel Blake Smith

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781429930963

Category: History

Page: 336

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A freshly researched account of the dramatic rescue of the Jamestown settlers The English had long dreamed of colonizing America, especially after Sir Francis Drake brought home Spanish treasure and dramatic tales from his raids in the Caribbean. Ambitions of finding gold and planting a New World colony seemed within reach when in 1606 Thomas Smythe extended overseas trade with the launch of the Virginia Company. But from the beginning the American enterprise was a disaster. Within two years warfare with Indians and dissent among the settlers threatened to destroy Smythe's Jamestown just as it had Raleigh's Roanoke a generation earlier. To rescue the doomed colonists and restore order, the company chose a new leader, Thomas Gates. Nine ships left Plymouth in the summer of 1609—the largest fleet England had ever assembled—and sailed into the teeth of a storm so violent that "it beat all light from Heaven." The inspiration for Shakespeare's The Tempest, the hurricane separated the flagship from the fleet, driving it onto reefs off the coast of Bermuda—a lucky shipwreck (all hands survived) which proved the turning point in the colony's fortune.

The Baptism of Early Virginia

How Christianity Created Race

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Author: Rebecca Anne Goetz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421408740

Category: History

Page: 240

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In The Baptism of Early Virginia, Rebecca Anne Goetz examines the construction of race through the religious beliefs and practices of English Virginians. She finds the seventeenth century a critical time in the development and articulation of racial ideologies—ultimately in the idea of "hereditary heathenism," the notion that Africans and Indians were incapable of genuine Christian conversion. In Virginia in particular, English settlers initially believed that native people would quickly become Christian and would form a vibrant partnership with English people. After vicious Anglo-Indian violence dashed those hopes, English Virginians used Christian rituals like marriage and baptism to exclude first Indians and then Africans from the privileges enjoyed by English Christians—including freedom. Resistance to hereditary heathenism was not uncommon, however. Enslaved people and many Anglican ministers fought against planters’ racial ideologies, setting the stage for Christian abolitionism in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Using court records, letters, and pamphlets, Goetz suggests new ways of approaching and understanding the deeply entwined relationship between Christianity and race in early America.

Between Two Worlds

How the English Became Americans

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Author: Malcolm Gaskill

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191653837

Category: History

Page: 480

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Between Two Worlds is a story teeming with people on the move, making decisions, indulging or resisting their desires and dreams. In the seventeenth century a quarter of a million men, women, and children left England's shores for America. Some were explorers and merchants, others soldiers and missionaries; many were fugitives from poverty and persecution. All, in their own way, were adventurers, risking their lives and fortunes to make something of themselves overseas. They irrevocably changed the land and indigenous peoples they encountered - and their new world changed them. But that was only half the story. The plantations established from Maine to the Caribbean needed support at home, especially royal endorsement and money, which made adventurers of English monarchs and investors too. Attitudes to America were crucial, and evolved as the colonies grew in size, prosperity, and self-confidence. Meanwhile, for those who had crossed the ocean, America forced people to rethink the country in which they had been raised, and to which they remained attached after emigration. In tandem with new ideas about the New World, migrants pondered their English mother country's traditions and achievements, its problems and its uncertain future in an age of war and revolution. Using hundreds of letters, journals, reports, pamphlets and contemporary books, Between Two Worlds recreates this fascinating transatlantic history - one which has often been neglected or misunderstood on both sides of the Atlantic in the centuries since.

Jamestown Colony

A Political, Social, and Cultural History

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Author: Frank E. Grizzard,D. Boyd Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 185109637X

Category: History

Page: 448

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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.

The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century

A Documentary History of Virginia, 1606-1700

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Author: Warren M. Billings

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807831618

Category: History

Page: 405

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A revised, expanded, and updated edition of this teaching tool and research volume adds approximately thirty additional documents to the more than two hundred period documents on topics including the settlement of Jamestown and the structure of government and society. Simultaneous.

Time

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Author: Briton Hadden,Henry Robinson Luce

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

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Mumien, Tempel, Pharaonen

eine Geschichte des Alten Ägypten

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Author: Barbara Mertz,Elizabeth Peters

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783806225006

Category:

Page: 323

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Buyer's Guide

1999-2000

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Author: William White

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Library science

Page: N.A

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Library Journal

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.