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Roanoke, the abandoned colony

Author: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Publisher: Totowa, N.J. : Rowman & Allanheld, 1984.
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In Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony, Karen Ordahl Kupperman recounts one of the most gripping stories in American history. Writing from a background in both Indian and English history, she movingly describes the first English colony in America and places it within the context of the most recent historical research. She analyzes Carolina Algonquian culture in order to understand the Indians' response to the Europeans  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Ordahl Kupperman
ISBN: 0847671275 9780847671274 0847673391 9780847673391
OCLC Number: 10323936
Description: viii, 182 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: England's bid for greatness --
The first colony: a military outpost --
Expectations --
The Carolina Algonquians on the eve of colonization --
The strained relathionshp of indians and colonists --
The debate over colonies --
A genuine settlement --
Abandonment at Roanoke --
Endings --
Epilogue: the nature of successful colonization.
Responsibility: Karen Ordahl Kupperman.

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In Roanoke: The Abandoned Colony, Karen Ordahl Kupperman recounts one of the most gripping stories in American history. Writing from a background in both Indian and English history, she movingly describes the first English colony in America and places it within the context of the most recent historical research. She analyzes Carolina Algonquian culture in order to understand the Indians' response to the Europeans who intruded on them and brings historical themes to life through fascinating portraits of individuals who lived the drama of the lost colony. - Back cover.

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