Roanoke Island

Roanoke Island
Publisher UNC Press Books
Release Date
Category History
Total Pages 279
ISBN 9781469624167
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Well before the Jamestown settlers first sighted the Chesapeake Bay or the Mayflower reached the coast of Massachusetts, the first English colony in America was established on Roanoke Island. David Stick tells the story of that fascinating period in North Carolina's past, from the first expedition sent out by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1584 to the mysterious disappearance of what has become known as the lost colony. Included in the colorful cast of characters are the renowned Elizabethans Sir Francis Drake and Sir Richard Grenville; the Indian Manteo, who received the first Protestant baptism in the New World; and Virginia Dare, the first child born of English parents in America. Roanoke Island narrates the daily affairs as well as the perils that the colonists experienced, including their relationships with the Roanoacs, Croatoans, and the other Indian tribes. Stick shows that the Indians living in northeastern North Carolina -- so often described by the colonists as savages -- had actually developed very well organized social patterns. The fate of the colonists left on Roanoke Island by John White in 1587 is a mystery that continues to haunt historians. A relief ship sent in 1590 found that the settlers had vanished. Stick makes available all of the evidence on which historians over the centuries have based their conjectures. Methodically reconstructing the facts -- and exposing the hoaxes -- he invites readers to draw their own conclusions concerning what happened. Exploring the significance of that first English settlement in the New World, Stick concludes that speculation over the fate of the lost colony has overshadowed the more important fact that the Roanoke Island colonization effort helped prepare for the successful settlement of Jamestown two decades later. "Had it been otherwise," he contends, " those of us living here today might well be speaking Spanish instead of English." The four hundredth anniversary of the exploration and settlement of what came to be called North Carolina occurred in 1984. For that occasion, America's Four Hundredth Anniversary Committee commissioned this factual and readable history.

Roanoke Island
  • Author : David Stick
  • Publisher : UNC Press Books
  • Release Date : 2015-01-01

Well before the Jamestown settlers first sighted the Chesapeake Bay or the Mayflower reached the coast of Massachusetts, the first English colony in America was established on Roanoke Island. David Stick tells the story of that fascinating period in North Carolina's past, from the first expedition sent out by Sir

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Roanoke Island  the Beginnings of English America
  • Author : David Stick
  • Publisher : University of North Carolina Press
  • Release Date : 1983

Traces the history of the first English colony in America

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The Beginnings of English America
  • Author : North Carolina State Dept of Archives,R D W 1878-1950 Connor
  • Publisher : Franklin Classics Trade Press
  • Release Date : 2018-10-31

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and

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The Lost Colony and Hatteras Island
  • Author : Scott Dawson
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-15

The legend of the Lost Colony has been captivating imaginations for nearly a century. When they left Roanoke Island, where did they go? What is the meaning of the mysterious word Croatoan? In the sixteenth century, Croatoan was the name of an island to the south now known as Hatteras.

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The Secret Token
  • Author : Andrew Lawler
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2019-05-28

*National Bestseller* A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and the sobering truths--about race, gender, and immigration--exposed by the Lost Colony of Roanoke In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina. Chartered by Queen Elizabeth

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American Indian Quarterly
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985

Read online American Indian Quarterly written by , published by which was released on 1985. Download full American Indian Quarterly Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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The Roanoke Voyages  1584 1590
  • Author : DavidBeers Quinn
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05

Volume I: Texts from Hakluyt's Principall Navigations (1589), together with the items added by him in 1600 and much additional material, a few documents in summary form. This volume takes the narrative to January 1586/7 and includes a descriptive list of John White's drawings of the first colony; the narrative is continued to 1590

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Roanoke
  • Author : Karen Ordahl Kupperman
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2007

An account of the establishment and abandonment of the early English colony of Roanoke, in North Carolina.

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America s Historic Sites  North Carolina Wyoming  913 1272  indexes
  • Author : Editors of Salem Press
  • Publisher : Salem PressInc
  • Release Date : 2001

Offers information on the location, evolution, significance, and events associated with over two hundred sites, including historic towns and districts, monuments, and birthplaces and homes of famous people.

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Struggle for a Continent
  • Author : John Ferling
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release Date : 1993

America's origins are inextricably linked to warfare. In Struggle for a Continent, John Ferling tells the complex story of conquest and survival not only in the encounters between European settlers and the native peoples of North America, but also the North American wars among the great powers of Europe to

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The Colonial Courier
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1981

Read online The Colonial Courier written by , published by which was released on 1981. Download full The Colonial Courier Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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America Is
  • Author : Henry N. Drewry,Thomas H. O'Connor
  • Publisher : Glencoe/McGraw-Hill School Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 1995

"Contains all of the basic content, concepts, and skills integral to a junior high school American history program."--Page T5.

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North Carolina  Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth  1584 1925
  • Author : Robert Digges Wimberly Connor
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1973

Read online North Carolina Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth 1584 1925 written by Robert Digges Wimberly Connor, published by which was released on 1973. Download full North Carolina Rebuilding an Ancient Commonwealth 1584 1925 Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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History Comics  The Roanoke Colony
  • Author : Chris Schweizer
  • Publisher : First Second
  • Release Date : 2020-06-30

In History Comics: The Roanoke Colony, Chris Schweizer investigates one of America's oldest and most intriguing mysteries. Over a hundred years before the pilgrims, the very first English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island. But without warning, these colonists abandoned their new home and disappeared without a trace. What happened to

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The Discoverer Magazine
  • Author : Craig Strasshofer
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998

Articles, quizzes, and games help student practice reading and language skills while learning about places, cultures, and historical events. Includes tie-ins with children's literature.

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