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Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America / Benjamin Woolley

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Material Type
Book
Author
Woolley, Benjamin.
Publication Info.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [2007]
Publication Info.
©2007

Details

Edition
First edition.
Description
xviii, 469 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Note
Originally published as "Savage kingdom : Virginia and the founding of English America" in the United Kingdom in 2007 by HarperPress.
Contents
1: A feast of flowers and blood -- Machiavelli -- The adventurers -- Departure -- 2: Tsenacomoco -- Soundings -- The Spanish ambassador -- Bloody flux -- True relations -- The Virginian sea -- 3: El Dorado -- The mermaid -- Promised land -- The astrologer -- Devil's island -- Deliverance -- 4: A pallid anonymous creature -- Strange fish -- The good husband -- Twelfth night -- 5: Imbangala -- The treasurer -- The 'viperous brood' -- The unmasked face.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-458) and index.
Summary
Four centuries ago, a group of men--led by a one-armed ex-pirate, an epileptic aristocrat, a reprobate cleric and a government spy--left London aboard a fleet of three ships to start a new life in America. They arrived in Virginia in the spring of 1607 and set about trying to create a settlement on a tiny island in the James River. Despite their shortcomings, and against the odds, they built Jamestown, a ramshackle outpost that laid the foundations of the British Empire and the United States of America. Drawing on new discoveries, neglected sources and manuscript collections scattered across the world, this book reveals a reckless, daring enterprise led by outcasts of the Old World who found themselves interlopers in a new one. It charts their journey into a beautiful landscape and a sophisticated culture that they found both ravishing and alien, which they yearned to possess but threatened to destroy--From publisher description.
Subject
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Pocahontas, -1617.
ISBN
9780060090562
0060090561