A Land as God Made it: Jamestown and the Birth of America

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Basic Books, 2005 - History - 337 pages
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"A Land As God Made art 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 knowledge of Jamestown's role in early American history, James Horn has written an account of the first years of the colony that gave rise to America."--BOOK JACKET.

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User Review  - Hubert - Goodreads

Incredible: clearly written in an engaging storytelling fashion on the subject of one of the most trying episodes in the history of early America. The author takes original sources and pares them down ... Read full review

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User Review  - John Mark King - Goodreads

A thrilling account of the beginnings of the Virginia colony. In particular, interesting how small (though important) the roles of Pocahontas and John Smith were, compared with the entire early ... Read full review

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James Horn is OĠNeill Director of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and lecturer at the College of William & Mary. He has written and edited several books on topics in colonial and early American history. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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