1607: A New Look at Jamestown is the last word on America's first colony. With expert appraisal of new archaeological evidence, this National Geographic title stands alone for timely authority and visual appeal.
Karen Lange's gripping narrative incorporates analysis of the latest discoveries from the Jamestown site. The text has been researched with the help of National Geographic grantee Dr. William Kelso. The pages come alive with Ira Block's stunning photography, detailing newly discovered artifacts, and highlighting authentic Jamestown reenactments. Compelling new theories, a National Geographic period map, and stunning reenactment photography take us back to Jamestown in 1607, where the course of our country's history changed forever.
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Lange uses recent research, including findings at the archeological project called Jamestown Rediscovery, to argue that disease and drought were a large part of the community's collapse, and that the new arrivals and native populations weren't as consistently at odds as is usually supposed. This in contrast to the conventional view, expressed most recently in Susan and William H. Harkins's Jamestown, the First English Colony (2006), that the 400-year-old settlement's early troubles (in the first 25 years, fully two-thirds of its residents died) were caused by the colonists' general ineptitude and lack of preparation. Illustrated with color photos of artifacts and of costumed re-enactors, this broad overview of the colony's first few decades - in particular its relationship with indigenous groups - makes a valuable lead-in to the likes of Sandy Pobst's more detail-oriented Virginia, 1607-1776 (2005). (multimedia resource lists) (Nonfiction. 10-13) (Kirkus Reviews)
Series: New Look
Teenager / Young Adult
For Ages: 9 - 12 years old
For Grades: 4 - 7
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 6th February 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 28.09 x 22.35
Weight (kg): 0.49