Colonial Search For A Southern Eden

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University of Alabama Press, Apr 10, 2005 - Business & Economics - 64 pages

European imperialists began to dream of other kinds of wealth besides gold in the New World

Louis Booker Wright was a graduate of Wofford College, and was at various times a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow and a Benjamin Franklin Medalist, and he held honorary degrees from, among others, Princeton, Tulane, and California State University-Fulerton. He was the author of a number of books, including The Atlantic Frontier: Colonial American Civilization 1607-1763, Gold, Glory, and the Gospel: the Adventurous Lives of the Renaissance Explorers, Culture on the Moving Frontier, and The Dream of Prosperity in Colonial America. At the time of the preparation of this work he was Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

 

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Contents

1 The Elizabthe Dream of Wealth
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2 Imperial Prosperity from Southern Plantations
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3 Eden and Utopia South of Virginia
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Louis Booker Wright was a graduate of Wofford College, and was at various times a John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, a Benjamin Franklin Medalist, and held honorary degrees from, among others, Princeton, Tulane, and California State University-Fullerton. He was the author of a number of books, including The Atlantic Frontier: Colonial American Civilization 1607-1763, Gold, Glory, and the Gospel: the Adventurous Lives of the Renaissance Explorers, Culture on the Moving Frontier, and The Dream of Prosperity in Colonial America. At the time of the preparation of this work he was Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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