Love and Hate in Jamestown

Love and Hate in Jamestown

John Smith, Pocahontas, and the Heart of A New Nation

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Random House, Inc.
A gripping narrative of one of the great survival stories of American history: the opening of the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Drawing on period letters and chronicles, and on the papers of the Virginia Company–which financed the settlement of Jamestown–David Price tells a tale of cowardice and courage, stupidity and brilliance, tragedy and costly triumph. He takes us into the day-to-day existence of the English men and women whose charge was to find gold and a route to the Orient, and who found, instead, hardship and wretched misery. Death, in fact, became the settlers’ most faithful companion, and their infighting was ceaseless.

Price offers a rare balanced view of the relationship between the settlers and the natives. He unravels the crucial role of Pocahontas, a young woman whose reality has been obscured by centuries of legend and misinformation (and, more recently, animation). He paints indelible portraits of Chief Powhatan, the aged monarch who came close to ending the colony’s existence, and Captain John Smith, the former mercenary and slave, whose disdain for class distinctions infuriated many around him–even as his resourcefulness made him essential to the colony’s success.

Love and Hate in Jamestown is a superb work of popular history, reminding us of the horrors and heroism that marked the dawning of our nation.

Baker & Taylor
A dramatic retelling of the establishment of the first permanent English settlement in the new world draws on period letters, chronicles, and records to discuss the day-to-day experiences of its men and women, who were sent to find gold but instead encountered brutal hardships, citing the particular contributions of Captain John Smith, Pocahontas, and Chief Powhatan. 25,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Drawing on period letters and chroniclers, and on the papers of the Virginia Company - which financed the settlement of Jamestown - David A. Price tells a tale of cowardice and courage, stupidity and brilliance, tragedy and costly triumph. He takes us into the day-to-day existence of the British men and women whose charge was to find gold and route to the Orient, and who instead found hardship and wretched misery. Death, in fact, became the settlers' most faithful companion, and their infighting was ceaseless.
Price offers a rare balanced view of the relationship between the settlers and the native. He unravels the crucial role of Pocahontas, a young woman whose reality has been obscured by centuries of legend and misinformation (and, more recently, animation). He paints indelible portraits of Chief Powhatan, the aged monarch who came close to ending the colony's existence, and Captain John Smith, the former mercenary and slave, whose disdain for class distinctions infuriated many around him - even as his resourcefulness made him essential to the colony's success.

Baker
& Taylor

Retells the events of the first permanent English settlement in the new world drawing on letters, chronicles, and records which depict daily experiences, and cites the contributions of John Smith, Pocahontas, and Chief Powhatan.

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2003
New York : Vintage Books, 2005
Edition: First Vintage Books edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780375415418
0375415416
9781400031726
1400031729
Branch Call Number: 975.5425 SMITH PRICE
Characteristics: 305 pages : maps ; 21 cm

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BlueMoonBF Oct 04, 2013

This book is so helpful for those taking AP US History (and US HIstory I guess..)!! My teacher made us read it during the summer and it ended up being very useful in class since it talks about everything in the early days of the colonies.

Although I must say it's kind of boring since it's like simply reading facts concerning one topic, it can be a little interesting on when you get past the thousands of facts and focus on the story.

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