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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 Americas first representative assembly, and fatefully the landing place of the first African slaves in America. Maps, time line, glossary, excerpts from original sources, ...more
Hardcover, 98 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Holiday House
(first published January 30th 2007)
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Yet another children's non-fiction treatment of Jamestown. This one limits itself almost exclusively to the years 1607 to 1609, with brief explanations of earlier settlements and an epilogue that reaches into the 1620s. With the narrow time frame comes a deeper look at the colonists' lives, particularly their relations with the Native Americans. This is the eighth (or so) children's book I've read about Jamestown in the past couple of days and it managed to come up with several stories and nugge ...more
This is a wonderful book for describing how the colony of Jamestown was begun and how things changed in the colony over the next several years. It relies heavily on the firsthand accounts of John Smith and other early colonists. It also includes many illustrations made by colonists during the 1600s.