A Land As God Made It: Jamestown and the Birth of America

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Basic Books, Sep 26, 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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So, I may be a bit biased here, since I did my fieldwork at Jamestown while I was in college and I met Jim Horn on several occasions. However, I do think that this is one of the better histories of ... Read full review

A land as God made it: Jamestown and the birth of America

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Horn (director, John D. Rockefeller Lib., Colonial Williamsburg Foundation; Adapting to a New World ) writes an account of the Jamestown Colony, founded in 1607 - the first permanent English ... 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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