Set Fair for Roanoke: Voyages and Colonies 1584-1606

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America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee, 1985 - History - 467 pages
Recognized as the outstanding authority on early English exploration and settlement in America, David Beers Quinn brings together in Set Fair for Roanoke the results of his nearly forty years of research on the subject. His is a concise, scholarly history of the voyages sponsored by Sir Walter Ralegh and the efforts to colonize what is now North Carolina and southern Virginia. Combining documentary, visual, and archaeological sources, Quinn provides a fascinating, richly detailed account of the early colonists' experiences in the New World, especially during the year 1585-86.

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"Set Fair for Roanoke" by David Beers Quinn is not a book that would appeal to the general reading public. There are other secondary source books about the attempted English settlements at Roanoke ... Read full review


the North American Enterprise
Preliminaries of the 1584 Voyage
The Initial Contact

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Quinn is professor emeritus of history at the University of Liverpool.

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