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

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

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Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America
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Savage kingdom
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the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America
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Benjamin Woolley
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Language
eng
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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
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Title
A savage kingdom
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Summary
Drawing on new discoveries in the British archives and other previously untapped sources, a history of the Jamestown colony challenges popular misconceptions to offer insight into the philosophies, motivations, and challenges that influenced New World colonization
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165646
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Dewey number
973.21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America
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Benjamin Woolley
Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America, Benjamin Woolley
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Savage kingdom : the true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America, Benjamin Woolley
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Originally published as "Savage kingdom: Virginia and the founding of English America" in the United Kingdom in 2007 by HarperPress
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-458) and index
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ocn122571096
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xviii, 469 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780060090562
Other physical details
ill., maps

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