Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2007 - History - 191 pages
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In telling the tragic and heroic story of Roanoke, the lost colony, award-winning historian Karen Ordahl Kupperman recovers the earliest days of English exploration and settlement in America the often forgotten years before Jamestown and the landing of the Mayflower. Roanoke explores Britain s attempt to establish a firm claim to North America in the hope that colonies would make England wealthy and powerful. Kupperman brings to life the men and women who struggled to carve out a settlement in an inhospitable environment on the Carolina coast and the complex Native American cultures they encountered. She reveals the mixture of goals and challenges that led to the colony s eventual abandonment, and discusses the theories about what might have become of the first English settlers in the New World as they adapted to life as Indians. With a new preface and afterword written by the author, Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony brings the fascinating story of America s earliest settlement up-to-date, bringing together new work from scholars in a variety of fields. The story of Roanoke remains endlessly fascinating. It is a tale marked by courage, miscalculation, exhilaration, intrigue, and mystery."
 

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User Review  - Sylvia Stoll - Goodreads

I picked this book up because I wanted to learn about Roanoke and the mystery of the disappearance of the colony. This book focused more on England's policies on colonization and how England's ... Read full review

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Contents

ENGLANDS BID FOR GREATNESS
1
THE FIRST COLONY A MILITARY OUTPOST
13
EXPECTATIONS
25
THE CAROLINA ALGONQUIANS ON THE EVE OF COLONIZATION
41
THE STRAINED RELATIONSHIP OF INDIANS AND COLONISTS
65
THE DEBATE OVER COLONIES
87
A GENUINE SETTLEMENT
105
ABANDONMENT AT ROANOKE
119
ENDINGS
137
EPILOGUE THE NATURE OF SUCCESSFUL COLONIZATION
159
AFTERWORD 2007
169
NOTES
179
INDEX
185
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
191
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About the author (2007)

Karen Ordahl Kupperman is Silver Professor of History at New York University. She is the award-winning author of Indians and English: Facing Off in Early America and Providence Island, 1630 1641: The Other Puritan Colony.