Roanoke Island, the Beginnings of English America

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UNC Press Books, 1983 - History - 266 pages
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Well before the Jamestown settlers first sighted the Chesapeake Bay or the Mayflower reached the coast of Massachusetts, the first English colony in America was established on Roanoke Island. David Stick tells the story of that fascinating period i
  

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User Review  - CCMambretti - LibraryThing

Interesting, authoritative. It started me on my quest to solve the mysteries of Roanoke and Jamestown. So far, I've written a novel-and-a-half about Jamestown and published a short story in [Alfred ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michelle Lloyd - Goodreads

Doesn't get to the disappearance of the colonists until 20 pages from the end of the book. As a reference material, it's pretty weak. Read full review

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Contents

Preface
xi
Introduction
3
The Elizabethans
27
Amadas and Barlowe
36
Roanoke Island
46
The Dawn of British Colonialism
53
Grenvilles 1585 Expedition
62
In the Spanish Indies
70
The Cittie of Ralegh
166
Virginia Dare
177
The Spanish Armada
187
White Returns
196
The Lost Colony
205
Searching for the Colonists
215
Clues and Theories
225
What Happened to the Lost Colony?
237

Planting the First Colony
80
The Native Americans
95
The First Winter in America
118
The Saga of Wingina
131
Sir Francis Drake to the Rescue
141
Men Women and Children
152
Conclusion
247
A Note on Sources
251
Glossary
253
Index
259
Copyright

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About the author (1983)

David Stick is a writer and a historian of the North Carolina coast. He was born in 1919 in Interlaken, N.J., but went to college at the University of North Carolina. It was there that he found his true calling--and his subject. Stick has lived in North Carolina since he left the U.S. Marine Corps in 1947. Stick's first book was Fabulous Dare: The Story of Dare County, Past and Present, published in 1949. Other works include Dare County: A History and Bald Head: A History of Smith Island and Cape Fear. Stick, who has three children, has also been a real estate broker, a correspondent, a member of the Outer Banks Chamber of Commerce and the mayor of Southern Shores, N.C.

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