Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies, 1584-1606

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UNC Press Books, 1985 - History - 467 pages
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Recognized as the outstanding authority on early English exploration and settlement in America, David Beers Quinn brings together in this book the results of his nearly forty years of research on the subject.
 

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Contents

Raleghs Involvement in the North American Enterprise
3
Preliminaries of the 1584 Voyage
20
The Initial Contact
28
Planning the First Virginia Voyage
45
The 1585 Voyage
55
Founding the Colony The First Steps
67
The Settlers 15851586
87
Explorations
99
A Colony Is Formed and Lost
239
A Colony Launched
241
A Colony Created
273
The Years of Frustration 15871589
295
A Last Voyage
315
A Colony Is Lost New Explorations Continue
339
A Colony Is Lost and Found?
341
An Archaeological Resurrection?
379

The Final Phase
121
Rescue and Frustration 1586
130
A Colony Which Died
150
Surveys of Man and Beast
155
The World of Nature
157
The World of Men
182
Englishmen and Native Americans
205
The Past and the Future
413
An Archaeologists View of Indian Society
425
NOTES
429
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE
443
INDEX
451
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Quinn is professor emeritus of history at the University of Liverpool.

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