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Jamestown, 1607

by Cooper, Michael L., 1950-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 5 copies
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 975.5 Cooper
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Dormont Public Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 973.2 C78
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 975.5 Coo
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Oakmont Carnegie Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 973.2 CO
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Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction CHECKED OUT
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Summary
In May of 1607, the first English colony on American soil was established in Virginia, at Jamestown. It became the home of Princess Pocahontas, the center of the new tobacco industry, the meeting place of America's first representative assembly, and fatefully the landing place of the first African slaves in America. Maps, time line, glossary, excerpts from original sources, source notes, index.
Contents
Introduction : laying claim to the New World
The first day in the country called Virginia
A glorious possibility
Looking for gold
Such misery
Facing the great chief
Cursed gold
Powhatan's strange coronation
Fighting for food
Smith's last summer.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Despite the single-year purview suggested by its title, this well-designed book presents a history of Jamestown from late 1606, when the Discovery, the Susan Constant, and the Godspeed set sail from London to Virginia, to 1609, when John Smith's injuries forced his return to England. Based largely on the writings of those present, notably Smith, the book offers a very readable, detailed account of the settlers' exploration, deprivation, starvation, illness, and political infighting as well as their relations with Native Americans, which encompassed cordiality and kindness as well as great brutality. Large black-and-white reproductions of period paintings, engravings, drawings, maps, and documents illustrate the book. Back matter includes a time line, source notes for quotes and some statistics, short lists of recommended books and Internet sites, and a lengthy discussion of sources, in which Cooper notes the lack of primary documents about the Native Americans from any but the European point of view. Vivid and informative. --Carolyn Phelan Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Colonists -- Virginia -- Jamestown -- History -- 17th century -- Juvenile literature.
Jamestown (Va.) -- History -- 17th century -- Juvenile literature.
Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher New York :Holiday House,2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 98 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780823419487 (hardcover)
0823419487 (hardcover)
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