Jamestown Colony: A Political, Social, and Cultural History
Jamestown Colony is an authoritative and thorough treatment of all aspects of life in Jamestown, the first successful British colony in the New World.
Based on primary sources and ongoing archaeological work, this book is the most comprehensive look at life in Jamestown. The reader will find detailed scholarship on all the familiar names along with the stories of the lesser known, told in their own words when possible. Published in the quadricentennial of Jamestown's founding, this solid reference is an invaluable resource for the student and history buff.
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There is a portrait on page 20 of this book. It is said to be of Nathaniel Bacon 1647-1676 who was known as 'The Rebel'. The portrait was copied from a self portrait painted by Sir Nathaniel Bacon 1585-1627. It hangs in the National Portrait Gallery London, England and can be viewed on their website. Given this mistake, it would be wise to be cautious about the accuracy of the research undertaken to write this cook.
There are so many inaccuracies, the information in this book cannot be trusted. A few examples: Matachanna is named as Pocahontas' brother (she was her sister), the author states that Pocahontas died of smallpox (what she died of is only speculated), and that the fort at Point Comfort was abandoned during the Starving Time of 1609-10, whereas Point Comfort was occupied by a group of well fed colonists during that time. There are much more accurate books written about Jamestown's early years. Choose Love and Hate in Jamestown by Price, A Land as God Made It by Horn, or Jamestown the Buried Truth by Kelso.