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Pocahontas and the English boys : caught between cultures in early Virginia, Karen Ordahl Kupperman

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Pocahontas and the English boys : caught between cultures in early Virginia
Title
Pocahontas and the English boys
Title remainder
caught between cultures in early Virginia
Statement of responsibility
Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Pocahontas and the English Boys, the esteemed historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman shifts the lens on the well-known narrative of Virginia's founding to reveal the previously untold and utterly compelling story of the youths who, often unwillingly, entered into cross-cultural relationships--and became essential for the colony's survival. Their story gives us unprecedented access to all the players in early Virginia. Kupperman presents the real story of Pocahontas, who, from the age of ten, acted as emissary for her father, the great Powhatan, alongside the never-before-told intertwined stories of Thomas Savage, Henry Spelman, and Robert Poole, young English boys who were sent to live with powerful Native leaders and became important intermediaries. Pocahontas and the English Boys is a riveting seventeenth-century story of intrigue and danger, knowledge and power, and four youths who lived out their lives between cultures. As Pocahontas, Thomas, Henry, and Robert collaborated and conspired in carrying messages and trying to smooth out difficulties, they never knew when they might be caught up in developing hostilities. While their knowledge and role in controlling communication gave them status and a degree of power, their relationships with both sides meant that no one trusted them completely. Written by an expert in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Atlantic history, [this book] unearths gems from the archives--Henry Spelman's memoir, travel accounts, letters, and official reports and records of meetings of the governor and council in Virginia--and draws on recent archeology to share the stories of the young people who were key influencers of their day and whose stories are now set to transform our understanding of early Virginia. -- Dust jacket flaps
  • "Pocahontas and the English Boys explores the culture of Early Virginia."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kupperman, Karen Ordahl
Dewey number
  • 975.501092/2
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F229
LC item number
.K88 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pocahontas
  • Savage, Thomas
  • Spelman, Henry
  • Poole, Robert
  • Virginia
  • Powhatan Indians
Label
Pocahontas and the English boys : caught between cultures in early Virginia, Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Settling in -- New realities -- Knowledge sought and gained -- Pocahontas becomes Rebecca Rolfe -- English experiences -- Virginia's transformation -- Atlantic identities
Control code
on1050141344
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781479825820
Lccn
2018037666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1050141344
Label
Pocahontas and the English boys : caught between cultures in early Virginia, Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Settling in -- New realities -- Knowledge sought and gained -- Pocahontas becomes Rebecca Rolfe -- English experiences -- Virginia's transformation -- Atlantic identities
Control code
on1050141344
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 233 pages
Isbn
9781479825820
Lccn
2018037666
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1050141344

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