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The Resource A land as God made it : Jamestown and the birth of America, James Horn

A land as God made it : Jamestown and the birth of America, James Horn

Label
A land as God made it : Jamestown and the birth of America
Title
A land as God made it
Title remainder
Jamestown and the birth of America
Statement of responsibility
James Horn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What if Jamestown--the first permanent English settlement in North America--had collapsed? Would efforts to establish an English colony have been abandoned? Would other European powers such as the Spanish, Dutch, or French have moved into the mid-Atlantic region instead? Without Virginia, would the Pilgrims have ever gone to Plymouth? Would the English have ever established themselves as the major colonial power on the mainland of North America? Would modern American society have been entirely different? But Jamestown survived and, as historian James Horn points out in A Land As God Made It, many of the key tensions of its early years were central to America's later history, for good and for ill: Jamestown introduced slavery into English-speaking North America; it became the first of England's colonies to adopt representative government and English laws; and it was the site of the first Anglo-Indian clashes over territorial expansion. At Jamestown began the long process, often contentious and violent, by which different peoples came together to create America. A Land As God Made It describes the unimaginable hardships endured by early colonists in their efforts to establish a settlement, their search for gold mines and a passage to the Pacific, and their hopes of finding fabulously wealthy Indian civilizations. It details the dramatic exploits of Captain John Smith and his relationship with the two great Powhatan chiefs of the era, Wahunsonacock and Opechancanough. It reveals the tragic consequences of English attempts to convert the Powhatans to Christianity--a crusade that colonists anticipated would unite English and Indian in a Protestant North America that would challenge the might of the archenemy, Catholic Spain. Armed with unparalleled knowledge of Jamestown's role in early American history, James Horn has written a gripping account of the first years of the colony that gave rise to America. --Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horn, James P. P
Dewey number
975.5/4251
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F234.J3
LC item number
H66 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jamestown (Va.)
  • Virginia
  • Jamestown (Va.)
  • Virginie
  • Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Kolonisatie
  • Britse koloniën
  • Nederzettingen
  • Koloniale periode
  • Jamestown, Va
  • Jamestown (Va.)
Label
A land as God made it : Jamestown and the birth of America, James Horn
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two worlds -- The "pearl and the gold" -- Smith's epic -- Innocence lost -- "Virginea Britannia" -- War and retribution -- Redeeming Pocahontas -- For "The good of the plantation" -- "Fatall possession."
Control code
ocm60373719
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780465030941
Lccn
2005013054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780465030941
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60373719
  • (OCoLC)60373719
Label
A land as God made it : Jamestown and the birth of America, James Horn
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Two worlds -- The "pearl and the gold" -- Smith's epic -- Innocence lost -- "Virginea Britannia" -- War and retribution -- Redeeming Pocahontas -- For "The good of the plantation" -- "Fatall possession."
Control code
ocm60373719
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 337 pages
Isbn
9780465030941
Lccn
2005013054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780465030941
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o60373719
  • (OCoLC)60373719

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